A rescued kitten was rescued again after it got caught up under the console of a Fiat near Rehoboth Sunday night.
Zorana Grdjic said she did not know what to do when her kitten, Tikibear, had crawled up under the console of her Fiat and became stuck. She had just gotten gas on Coastal Highway when the cat got out of its carrier and found its way under the dash.
She fosters homeless animals and Tikibear was a rescued kitten she had gotten from BARCS. The other two kittens from the same litter did not survive.
Grdjic returned to her home in the Camelot Community outside Rehoboth where neighbors came to assist.
But they could not reach the kitten. So, around 9:20 p.m., she called for help from the Rehoboth Beach fire department.
She said the 9-1-1 operator told her that they did not know if the fire department would handle something like this and if they did, it would probably involve dismantling her car. She said that was ok with her.
Rehoboth Beach firefighters arrived and rescued the kitten minutes later. “I am very thankful” she said about her neighbors and the firefighters. They “did it,” and did “an excellent job.”
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Alan Henney is a lifelong Rehoboth Beach seasonal visitor although born and raised in Washington, D.C. He worked several years in D.C. TV news and has been writing the “Rehoboth Weekend Update” for more than 15 years. He earned a BA in journalism with honors and an MBA in computer info systems, both from George Washington Univ. He is also a diehard radio geek. If you have a news story or question, please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org