MORENO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – The equation goes as follows: A stray cat, a parked truck and a road trip.
Put them all together and you’ve got a dangerous combination.
In this case, a very close call ended with a new home for a kitten.
David Pilgrim stated when he started his truck on Monday in California, he thought he heard something strange.
“I told my wife about it and she thought I was crazy because she didn’t hear it,” stated Pilgrim.
They just kept driving and were about to get on the freeway for a 70-mile trip when he heard it once again.
“When I heard it the second time, yes, yes, I knew absolutely there was something there,” stated Pilgrim.
They stopped at a Valvoline. That’s where a helpful employee checked under their hood – and there she was!
“It was crazy when I first saw her underneath there running around because it was hot. I couldn’t get to her because she was by the exhaust,” stated Pilgrim.
She was in excellent health – just very thirsty.
The family has now officially adopted her and named her Valvoline, or Val for short.
After just a few days in her new forever home, she rarely wants to leave her rescuer’s side.
“I think she knows that she’s safe, she found a comfortable place to be instead of underneath the car in the heat,” stated Pilgrim.