Ronkonkoma (WALK) - Suffolk police rescued a kitten near Long Island MacArthur Airport yesterday, freeing it from a car where it had become trapped.
The drama unfolded Thursday afternoon outside the Ronkonkoma offices of GE Aviation, located just outside Long Island MacArthur Airport (pictured above). An employee of the firm had gone to her car in the parking lot and heard the meowing of a cat coming from inside the Hyundai Sonata, but couldn't figure out where it was coming from.
Almost a dozen of her co-workers joined the woman and spent about two hours searching for the source of the meowing under the hood, but then called police for help. Officers responded from both Airport Operations and the Suffolk Emergency Services Unit.
An ESU officer wound up removing the driver's side headlight to reveal a small kitten, wedged between the front bumper and the battery. One of the GE Aviation employees pulled the kitten to safety.
Poilce estimate the feline was only about 5 weeks old. The kitten wasn't injured.