Some kittens were freed from a car following a trip from Kentucky to Greensboro, North Carolina last weekend.
Two separate litters of young kittens were discovered after a group of women brought the car they were traveling in to Vann York Honda in Greensboro Saturday.
Steve Byrd from Vann York Honda told WFMY News 2 the women were at a gas station when they heard strange noises coming from underneath the car.
The noises turned out to be coming from the kittens, who were riding inside the car’s undercarriage near the gas tank.
There were two separate litters of three kittens, with one younger than the other.
The kittens were taken to Northwood Animal Hospital for treatment. They were then taken to the Guilford County Animal Shelter to be fostered.
Sarah Fulcher, a volunteer for the Guilford County Animal Shelter, took the kittens to the shelter from the animal hospital Saturday. When Sarah spoke with Channel 2 on Monday, she said that, sadly, the younger litter did not survive.
Steve Byrd adopted a kittens from the older litter and named her Derby since she came from Kentucky on derby day.
As of Monday the other two kittens were available for adoption from the Guilford County Animal Shelter.
Watch the WFMY News 2 story on the kittens: