RICHMOND, Va. — Animal control officials were shocked when they found a bobcat in a woman’s car grill on Thanksgiving morning.
Christie Peters was baking chocolate pie for Thanksgiving dinner — her husband’s favorite — when she received the call about the injured cat.
The director of Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) got a text from her colleague, RACC Officer Barbara Jones, asking what to do, WTVR-TV reported.
“Officer Jones sent me a text message at 8:06. And the text was, ‘I’m on a call with a bobcat stuck in the grill of a car – and he’s still alive.’”
“We’ve never done anything like this,” Peters said. “I didn’t want to make anybody else get out of bed on Thanksgiving morning, so I went with my dad.”
According to Peters, when she and her father responded to the scene, the driver told her that she had hit something while driving, but it wasn’t until she parked in Richmond an hour later and 50 miles away that she found the bobcat lodged in the grill