Emily Bragg was driving down SR 167 in the fast lane, traveling 60 mph when she heard yowling.
She pulled over, lifted the hood and found two eyes staring at her - a cat was stuck in there.
"The reason there's a backup on 167s before the 212th at exit is me. There's a cat stuck in my car...." she Tweeted.
She called AAA and then two Washington State Patrol troopers pulled up. But nobody could figure out how to get the little gray and white cat out of his predicament.
Bragg said the cat looked a little beat up, "but otherwise OK."
"I'm going to call him Diesel," she said.
A tow truck soon arrived, and eventually they were able to get the cat out. It turns out "Diesel" was actually "Padfoot," Emily's roommate's cat.
"He is alive, well, and washed. Thank you for all of your concern with #OperationCatRescue," she Tweeted.
Emily said Padfoot survived a trip from Puyallup to Renton, was inside the engine compartment all day, and then survied the trip to Kent.
"That's one lucky cat!" she said.