Auto mechanic saves kitten’s life

PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – Auto mechanic Evan Nielsen did not know what to expect when Providence Animal Control asked for his help on Wednesday.

Instead of a car needing repair, Nielsen, assistant manager of Monro Muffler Brake & Service, had been recruited to help retrieve a kitten who had crawled into the car’s undercarriage and gotten stuck there.

Animal shelter volunteers believe the kitten climbed into the undercarriage and hung on for the whole ride from Scituate to Providence.

According to Nielsen, after about a half hour of struggling to reach the kitten, he was finally able to remove it from the undercarriage. Nielsen was happy to help save the day.

“This is my first live animal I got to save so it was pretty cool,” he said.

The nine-week-old calico kitten is now at the Scituate Animal Shelter and will be put for adoption in the next few days if no one claims her.

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