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Mechanics disassemble a car and are speechless to see what is inside

Mechanics disassembling a car engine
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The day began just like many others in the automotive repair garage in Midas, Frankfort in Kentucky. The mechanics there have seen many problems with cars, but nothing quite as complicated as this one!

By Dawn Parrish, 12 Aug 2019

One lucky kitten will live to see another day thanks to some caring car mechanics. Their job was made more difficult as they had to disassemble the car, but they were speechless to find the adorable cat under the bonnet.

An unusual vehicle problem

A customer drove into the Midas garage with a strange request. He heard a mewing coming from under the car’s bonnet, but when he lifted the bonnet to find out where the noise was coming from, he was astounded to spot a tiny kitten taking refuge.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A difficult rescue

It was very clear that the kitten was afraid of the humans peering into the engine bay, which made the kitty climb even further into the subframe. It seemed that the only way the trapped kitten could be removed, was to dismantle the mechanism, so that they could gain access. With the permission of the car’s owner, the mechanics began to strip down the motor.

The dismantle operation took around an hour, but the mechanics, with the help of a fireman, soon managed to free the cute kitten. Obviously, the little cat was tired and thirsty after her ordeal, but after a visit to the local vet for a check-up, she was declared fit and well.

Happy ending for all concerned

The owner of the garage, although he had been forced to close his workshop for a couple of hours while the kitten was rescued, declined to accept payment for the mechanics’ work. He clearly has a big heart, as well as an affinity with animals.

But that’s not the end of the tale: the rescued kitty, now renamed Marigold, was adopted by the team of mechanics, and now lives happily at the workshop, obviously keeping well away from any car engines!