( 4UMF NEWS ) Crazed Pit Bulls Shred Minivan:
A pack of pit bulls ripped through the front of a Southern California man’s minivan in a stunning display of force that would make Cujo cringe.
So what drove the dogs to such destruction? A kitty stuck in the bumper area, Palm Springs police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff said Tuesday.
The unidentified owner of the Dodge minivan was parked at his home in Banning when he saw the damage to his vehicle Monday morning, according to CBS affiliate KESQ in Palm Springs.
“He discovered that his vehicle had been significantly damaged by his four pit bull dogs, in an attempt to attack an unknown animal or rodent while his vehicle was parked overnight,”’ Kovaleff told the station.
Although the car had a flat, the man drove to work in Palm Springs about 25 miles away where he made a flabbergasting find: A feline was taking refuge in the engine compartment, KESQ said.
An animal control officer was called and helped retrieve the cat, who was taken to an animal hospital and found to be OK, Kovaleff told the station.
The kitty, described as a short-haired tabby about seven weeks old, was even given a name “Fender Lynx” — after the fender she was found in and because her ears resemble those of a lynx.
No more car fenders for this plucky pussy cat. The Palm Springs Animal Shelter hopes to find her a permanent home Saturday.