A kitten born in the wild in Daytona Beach, Florida has a new home with a family in Flagler County, and the little feline went to great lengths to find his adoptive family. The kitten took a ride under a car. "He's a lucky cat, very lucky," said Robert Avery, who found the cat.
The tiny creature got a rough start in life, born feral in a parking lot. Then, this week he took a really rough ride. "I got my drop cord and looked under there, and a little kitten was wedged in between the suspension," said Avery. Avery has taken the cat in. Avery works for the housing authority in Daytona Beach but lives 38 miles north in Palm Coast.
He cruised home on Monday night going at least 65 mph with the kitten wedged above the tyre between the suspension and the frame. Avery didn't know it until the next morning. "I heard a noise, and I was in the garage. I kept listening, and I thought it was a frog," he said. "My son and I jacked the car up and about 30 minutes later, we finally got him out.
There are still specks of oil on the cat's nose and in his ears, but Avery said when they first spotted him, he was a mess. "He was filthy. He was nasty. He was covered. He was a nasty little fellow," said Avery. But he's also a tough little fellow who they named Butch for his survival skills, and Avery says the entire family has fallen in love.Avery said he'll never get in his car again after work without checking the vehicle to make sure no one who doesn't belong is on board.