By Beverly Keller
Updated: June 15, 2018 at 4 p.m.
Imagine getting to work, shutting off the engine and hearing a precarious meow from the engine bay.
That is exactly what happened at Tubar Eureka today when employee Rick Johnson drove from Dover to Sugarcreek this morning. After hearing a noise coming from his vehicle when he was walking across the parking lot, Johnson paused.
He looked back. He thought. He started walking again. He paused and thought he heard a meow.
That is when the “Tubar Cat Rescue Team” sprang into action.
Johnson, along with Guy Schrock and Gina McCue, gathered around the vehicle. They listened and, indeed, the sound was a meow. The team sprung into action as Johnson shimmied under his vehicle to attempt to find the exact location of where the meow was coming from.
Together, the team located the kitten in the wheel well, and Johnson carefully extricated the frightened kitten and offered him the safety of a box at the business. The kitten is no worse for the wear but he may have used some of his nine lives as a hitchhiker this morning.
This tiny, adventuresome kitten is now named El. She was adopted by Kaela Keller on Thursday afternoon.