One stray cat just knew where to find a home and possibly a good deal on a new car.
Knoepfler Chevrolet of Sioux City, Iowa never thought that their car dealership would be the home of a stray cat. Bill Knoepfler first started feeing the stray cat in December, but Jean Bowman, a General Motors service representative, wanted to do more for the cat.
Bowman picked up the cat and wanted to give her shelter. But Knoepfler told her to take her to the veterinarian to make sure she was healthy and did not have fleas.
A veterinarian examined the cat and reported that she had no fleas and that she was actually going to have kittens in 10 to 14 days.
Knoepfler and some of his employees from the parts department then made a bed for the cat who had been named K-Chev. That night, the cat went into an old fender box and gave birth to four kittens.
The next morning, the employees at Knoepfler Chevrolet were ecstatic. Bowman handed out bubble gum cigars that said, “It’s a Boy!” and “It’s a Girl!” that night at the company Christmas party.
Since their birth, K-Chev and her cats have been welcomed by the staff with open arms. During lunch, employees will hold and pet the kittens. Sometimes even customers go in the back to the parts area to see the kittens play and jump over each other.
“We’ve had employees who have brought carriers, beds, toys and treats for the kittens,” Bill Knoepfler said. “They’re pretty precious.”
As early as next week, the four kittens will be going to loving homes, and Knoepfler and his family have even adopted one of the kittens.
K-Chev will stay at the dealership and her home will be the second floor of the parts department. She’ll greet employees with her meows and get some pets as they start their day and while they are on their breaks.
Knoepfler said, “We’ll let K-Chev wander around here and catch mice. She’s a parts cat.”
Source: Sioux City Journal