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Sometimes an ordinary day at the office turns into a rescue mission with a happy ending. 

Sebastian Jimenez, a service valet at Park Place Motorcars Fort Worth, greeted a client on the service drive who was returning a loan car to the dealership. The client expressed concern about a faint "meow" coming from the car while stopped at a red light. He told Sebastian he had noticed several cats were hiding under the car during a recent rainstorm and wondered if one of them had become trapped. 

Though he couldn't pinpoint the exact location of the sound, he wanted to alert Park Place Motorcars Fort Worth in case a cat had gotten stuck somewhere under the vehicle.

Sebastian informed the service manager, Mauricio Zenon, about the situation, so they quickly gathered several service technicians including Jacob Munoz, Mark Hawkins, Josh Brunk and Josh Chandler to assist. Armed with tools, they headed to the service drive, opting to remove some panels there instead of driving the loaner into the shop and risking harm to the kitten.

Jacob, Mark, and Josh crawled under the vehicle and began removing the belly pans. Soon after, they discovered the little guy hiding under the belly pan on the passenger front side of the vehicle. The kitten was unharmed and in good spirits. 

Mark Hawkins decided to take the kitten home and has decided to adopt the kitten.

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates nine full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Land Rover, Acura, and Sprinter Vans. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Plano and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit

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