Firefighters Save Feline Stowaway

Friday, October 22, 2021

BRENTWOOD - On Thursday, October 21, 2021, firefighters helped a man recover a hidden feline from inside of the engine bay of his vehicle.

Gloved hand of firefighter holding kitten.

A man traveling south from Palmdale started hearing an odd noise coming from his engine. This noise, however, was not a mechanical malfunction, but rather sounded like an animal crying for help. He pulled into Fire Station 19 for assistance at approximately 6 AM on Thursday, October 21, 2021, as he was passing through Brentwood. He alerted firefighters of hearing what sounded like a kitten's "meow" coming from under the hood in the engine compartment of his vehicle while driving. The driver worked with firefighters to help reach and rescue the little feline out of the car's engine compartment through the front bumper, which was removed in order to rescue the little stowaway to safety. Sadly, firefighters were unable to find the kitten a home yesterday. RA19 delivered him/her safely to the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter where it will be cared for until his/her forever family comes along to take him/her home. If all goes well, she/he will be available for adoption on Tuesday, 10/26/21.

If you are interested in adopting, please reach out to the West LA Animal Shelter:

West Los Angeles Animal Shelter

11361 West Pico Bl Los Angeles, CA 90064

888 452-7381

Photo by Phillip Wilson

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