PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — There was another alleged case of a kitten thrown out of a moving vehicle in Pinellas County. It's the second case within a week.
The first incident happened last Monday in Pinellas Park, where a cat died. Four days later, there were accusations of another incident in Clearwater.
“I can’t believe it. I hope this is not a trend,” Debby Maroney said, a resident.
Maroney saw a cat hit the pavement and then run underneath the vehicle driving in front of her on US 19 last Friday.
The vehicle immediately stopped and a woman got out of the vehicle.
“She just said, 'did you see that guy throw the cat out the window?’” Maroney said.
They looked all over and could not find the cat, and then Monday, she heard meowing from her Subaru and went to Tire Kingdom.
The kitten had been stuck in the bumper of her vehicle for three days.
“15 minutes before closing time and serendipity we ran into three gentlemen that were kitty friendly,” Maroney said.
One of the guys was Thomas Sheene. It took him 20 minutes, but he finally got the cat out, appropriately naming her Subaru.
“It’s not uncommon to find rodents and things like that in cars, but a kitten is definitely something new,” Sheene said. “I don’t think anybody could’ve been happier. It was a happy ending.”
It was happy for the kitten, too, with one of the guys taking Subaru home.
“It’s heartwarming,” Maroney said. “They went the extra mile. They stayed an hour and a half after they were supposed to get off work to rescue this kitty.”