The couple started hearing the meows before they left their home in Connecticut.
They assumed the sounds must be coming from a cat somewhere outside of the car. But when they stopped for gas on their trip to drop their son off at the Rochester Institute of Technology, they once again heard the purring, this time accompanied by what sounded like the pitter-patter of light footsteps.
So when the family arrived in Henrietta, they pulled into Smitty’s Transmissions just as workers were getting ready to close up shop for the day and told them they thought a cat might be stuck in their vehicle.
Smitty’s employees put the car on a lift to remove a plastic undercarriage, revealing a tiny stowaway, a kitten who had miraculously survived the roughly six-hour car trip curled away in a tiny alcove above the gas tank.
They named her Connecticut.
“It was pretty mind-boggling,