Wilfred Rodriguez heard rattling while he was driving Monday in the Bronx. After he parked, he spotted a bushy tail and a paw sticking out of the SUV's front end.
His initial reaction: "Oh my God! I killed a cat." He was relieved when the paw moved.
Detectives with the New York Police Department's Emergency Service Unit freed the grease-covered kitty by removing the SUV's battery and other vehicle parts.
Richard Gentles of New York City Animal Care & Control says the tan-and-white stray appears to be in good physical shape.