Police called to remove cat that refused to leave from car engineBy Mason White 12:11 PM September 4, 2013
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By: Shifra Unger
A cat made itself comfortable in the engine of a car, and it refused to leave after it has been discovered, according to police reports in Rhode Island.
West Greenwich Police said that a little kitten with blue eyes roamed a large parking area and a service station truck stop on Route 102.
After seeking refuge in the engine of a car that was being refueled by a local resident, Kirsten Harrington, the dark gray kitten refused to leave and had to be removed by two very patient police officers.
According to the officer Donald Fravala, he and fellow officer Michael Meehan worked for about 45 minutes to try to corner the cat that was getting into different engine cracks.
Fravala said even a few squirts of water from a spray bottle could not convince the kitten to leave the engine, so they eventually removed the air filter in order to give them more room to work.
“The cat just kept dodging us,” Fravala said.
In the end, Meehan was able to grab the kitten by the neck and give it to Harrington, who had decided he was going to adopt it.
The police officer named the cat Rhody.