Kitten gets rescued by car dealership while trapped inside the wheel of an SUV

Image capture of video by Fox 17

A kitten traveled miles while trapped inside the wheel well of an SUV.

Jean Puegh, the vehicle owner, said she has no idea how the kitten got inside her rear wheel well, but she is glad the cat is okay.

“Stopped at a stop light and somebody said, ‘You have a cat somewhere in your car,'” Puegh said via Fox17. “They could hear it. It was right up in there. It had gotten way in there. And it was on top of the gas tank.”

Puegh called 911 and asked them what do to do about the poor feline. The operator suggested she take the car to a dealership and see if the mechanics could retrieve the kitten.

That is where the crew at the Preferred Chevrolet dealership in Grand Haven came to the rescue. They were able to free the cat from the frame of the car in a few minutes.

“He was meowing the whole time,” said Sara Weeber, who recorded the rescue. “It was the cutest little thing when we got him out.”

Additionally, the adventurous little feline was adopted by Weeber, the employee who filmed the event. and decided to name him Encore after the model of the SUV he was rescued from.