Saving cats from trees may be a recognizable dilemma to the layperson and a familiar assignment for officers on duty, but the truth is that cats can get stuck in all sorts of places.
In this version of the tale, police officers with the Spring Branch Independent School District had their work cut out for them to rescue a cat trapped in a car’s engine compartment.
According to CW39, Westchester Academy staff tried to coax the kitten out of the car on campus for two days. When the kitten wouldn’t come out, it was clear it was trapped. That’s when Spring Branch ISD officers Sergeant Shannon Overton and Officer Emanuel Honeycutt arrived.
Overton at first tried to crawl underneath the vehicle to reach the unlucky cat but there was not enough space for her. With the help of a jack to raise the car, the determined officer was able to crawl further underneath. The officers even had to remove a few bits of the car to reach the curious the feline, and were eventually successful.
Cute photos showed Overton holding the black cat which the staff nick-named “Wild Kitty.”
Rescuing a cat was a first for Overton, who normally works with dogs in one of the department’s K-9 units.
The school staff thanked her in a message. “Thank you for your dedication and excellent care.” The staff apparently has found a forever home for the kitten.