VIDEO: Kitten survives seven-hour drive from Outer Banks to Baltimore trapped inside car body

Courtney Haller and her family's newest furbaby, Rider. [courtesy Facebook]

Courtney and Andrew Haller of Baltimore never thought they would return from their Outer Banks vacation with a new family member.

According to WMAR-TV, the Hallers were on their way home on July 2 when they spotted a kitten on the side of U.S. 158 in lower Currituck County.

But when they pulled over it was nowhere to be found. It was not until the next day they heard meows for help.

The kitten jumped inside the wheel well of the Haller’s vehicle and lodged its way inside the car’s frame. With help from neighbors, they pried the quarter panel open and the kitten was rescued.

It survived the seven hour trek from Currituck to Charm City without a scratch.

The Hallers have named the kitten “Rider”, and Courtney told us Monday he is healthy and happy.

Rider has taken to his new home in Charm City. [photo courtesy Courtney Haller]