2 kittens rescued after getting stuck inside vehicles in Fort Lauderdale

Both kittens up for adoption

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale firefighters rescued two kittens Tuesday that were stuck inside a car and a truck.

Authorities said the driver of the car drove to Fire Station 13 at 2871 East Sunrise Blvd. and crews immediately worked to free the gray kitten from the engine compartment.

"They get up there for the warmth and people don't hear it until they are down the road and they hear the cat meowing," firefighter Stephanie Pingol said.

The second kitten was rescued with the help of Fire Station 3 from a truck.

Dave Butler Jones told Local 10 News that his roommate heard the brown kitten meowing so they called Fire Rescue to help them get it out.

"He couldn't get him. He hid in the back part of the truck over the muffler. The fire department came and assisted us in pulling him out," he said.

Firefighters are now searching for a loving home for the gray kitten and Butler Jones said the brown kitten will also be put up for adoption.

"I fell in love with him but I already have two, so I can't take a third," he said.

Anyone who is interested in adopting either kitten is asked to call Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue at 954-828-6800 or message them on Facebook.


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Amanda Batchelor is the Digital Executive Producer for Local10.com.