A mechanic had to be called in to come to the aid of a cat in Ohio who had wedged itself behind the dashboard of a woman's minivan.

Driver Nehal Dhruve told Columbus TV station WBNS she hit the cat with her van and decided to take it to the local humane society. But the brown and black cat wouldn't stay on the van's seat, instead hopping down and climbing up under the dashboard.

Mechanic Daryl McKay cut his hands trying to free the feline, so an animal control staffer with smaller hands took over and pulled the cat out.

Dhruve said she now wants to adopt the cat.