A kitten rescued from the clutches of a vehicle during a car show in Westport on Wednesday will be named "Bumper."
After it was examined by a veterinarian, the fire department said it decided to adopt the cat.
Firefighters said they were approached by a female employee at the Fairfield County Hunt Club Horse Show at the Fairfield County Hunt Club on Long Lots Road around 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
The woman told firefighters while stopping for a coffee someone saw “a kitten jump up under her car while she was inside the store.” The woman did not see any evidence of the cat in the car, so she said she drove off.
After arriving for work at the Fairfield County Hunt Club Horse Show, she said she heard “meowing from her engine compartment” and called for help.
When the crew on duty could not find the animal, the shift commander and rescue company was called in to help.
Firefighters determined that the kitten “had crawled up into a space between the front bumper and the radiator.”
After two hours of “raising up the vehicle and removing various car parts,” the crews located the kitten’s hiding spot.
The Westport animal control officer was able to help in the rescue of the kitten. The kitten was taken to the veterinarian who was on the grounds for horse show.
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