Kitten takes refuge from the cold in several car engines.
A local firefighter is looking for a name for his new pet kitten.
Might we suggest Hemi.
The tiny black kitten was spotted outside of a hardware store Thursday morning trying to keep warm by climbing into the engines of cars that had just been parked. Temperatures were in the low 40s so who could blame the cuddly creature.
As the cat slipped under the hood of one car, off duty firefighter Bob "Taco" McAllister saw it. He then waited for the owner of the Ford Edge and told him he had a stow away in his engine.
That's when the chase began.
The cat wedged itself deeper into the engine as more people came to help. Then it bolted out of the undercarriage and into the engine of another nearby car, turning the rescue mission into a high-speed pursuit.
More help arrived and the freezing feline got even more elusive, jumping out of the engine of a Ford Expedition and into a tiny compact car.
Ultimately, it took a bit of food persuasion to lure the cat out of the car's engine, but the feisty feline didn't go quietly. It bit McAllister a couple of times, drawing blood on both of his hands, before the firefighter could get a jacket around his new pet.
At least now that cat has a new, safe warm home.