The distress call was like none Officer Leo Gomez had heard before. It was desperate, faint. Persistent. And coming from a place very close by.
It sounded like a meow.
The officer with the Santa Cruz Police Department in California was in the station's parking lot this week, according to the agency's Facebook page.
The call for help was coming from under the hood of one of the police cruisers.
Opening it, Gomez spotted a kitten cowering under the car's engine block.