A woman struck a cat with her car on Thursday and what followed was a three-hour rescue mission.
After striking the cat with her car on Leap Road, Nehal Dhruve pulled over to see if it was okay, 10TV’s Jerry Revish reported.
Dhruve said she wanted to take the cat to the Capital Area Humane Society, so she put the cat in her car.
“Instead of staying in the seat, she went under the dashboard,” said Dhruve.
The humane society staff called in a mechanic to take apart the dashboard and attempt a rescue, but his hands were too big to get to the cat, so an animal care staffer gave it a try, Revish reported.
The staffer freed the cat and hand her over to veterinarians who checked it out.
Dhruve said that she wants to adopt the cat but wanted to talk it over with her family first.
Daryl McKay, the mechanic who suffered some cuts on his hands, donated his services free of charge.
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