Pit bulls maul Calif. minivan chasing kitten
In this undated photo released by the Palm Springs Police Department shows a minivan that was attacked by four Pitt bull terriers trying to get a stray cat by flattening the vehicle's tire and chewed away big chunks of the fender and bumper. / AP Photo/Palm Springs Police Department
(CBS/AP) PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Attacking pit bulls trying to get to a stray kitten hiding in the engine compartment of a Southern California minivan flattened the vehicle's tire and chewed away big chunks of the fender and bumper.
Four pit bull terriers had chased the kitten into the Dodge minivan engine compartment.
The Desert Sun of Palm Springs reports an animal control officer freed the kitten following a 40-minute process that involved removing the bumper.
The kitten is OK and available for adoption at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.
Named "Fender Lynx" after where she was located and for her ear tips, the animal was described as an American short-haired tabby, CBS affiliate KPSP Palm Springs reported.
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