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California woman finds cat trapped between car door and front fender

By Ben Hooper
California woman finds cat trapped between car door and front fender
Fresno firefighters rescued this cat from between Angelica Maya's car door and her front fender. Photo by Angelica Maya/Facebook

FRESNO, Calif., June 6 (UPI) -- A California woman who found a cat trapped between the door and front fender of her car said the feline apparently took an hourlong ride in the vehicle.

Angelica Maya of Fresno said she drove the car for about an hour Thursday to take her husband to work before she discovered the stowaway.

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"I opened it like this much and I saw something move and I said, 'Oh my God, there's a something in there,'" Maya told KMPH-TV.

Maya posted a video to Facebook showing the cat trapped in the unusual hiding place.

Maya called the Fresno fire department, but responding firefighters were initially skeptical, she said.

"The fire department came and they said, there's no cat in there, I video recorded it, and they were right here looking and that's when the little kitten had popped its head out and they were like, 'Oh, here it is!'" Maya said.

She said the firefighters were able to pull the cat to safety without disassembling the car. The feline did not appear to be injured.

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"I'm just surprised it got out by itself and we didn't have to take my door off," Maya said.

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