Love for a family member always trumps material possessions but what if your family member is brand-new? And has four little legs instead of two? Would you destroy your only car for a critter? Apparently, it wasn't an option for the Williford-Neal family, of Vero Beach, FL.
The Florida family had just adopted a kitten and were driving back to the house when the little cat disappeared. At first, the family was confused, but then they heard little meows coming from inside the car. Apparently, the kitty had managed to slip through a hole in the glove compartment and was trapped beneath the dashboard.
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They waited for the kitten to come out on his own, but no luck. Then they put the word out, and an auto repair shop sent some mechanics to see if they could get the little cat out. It took an hour of sawing and ripping out of the components, but finally they nabbed the animal. The cat was a little worse for wear (but he's much better now).
But nothing compared to the car!
But the Williford-Neals would do it all again, even though the husband rode his bike to work for a year just to save the money to buy the '95 Chevy Monte Carlo. Still, the family told The Dodo that destroying it was "a must" because they were so committed to saving the kitten. But to honor their car, and their sacrifice, they named their new family member Monte.
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