Lifestyle Pets Arkansas Firefighters Rescue Trapped Stray Kitten from ATM, Shelter Names Cat Cash The kitten weighed in at just under one pound when rescuers brought him to Fort Smith Animal Haven By Tommy McArdle Tommy McArdle Twitter Tommy McArdle is a digital news writer at PEOPLE covering stories across all of the brand's verticals. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Tommy covered the entertainment industry at Looper and sports at The Sporting News and Boston.com. He graduated from Emerson College in 2019. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 11, 2022 03:44 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Fort Smith Fire Department/Facebook Firefighters in Fort Smith, Arkansas, conducted an unusual rescue operation when they saved a stray cat found inside an ATM. On Thursday afternoon, the Fort Smith Fire Department responded to a Regions Bank location in the town to rescue a kitten found inside an ATM on the premises, according to 5News Online. It's unclear how the kitten managed to get inside the ATM, though 5News noted the cat weighed in at just under one pound when he was taken to Fort Smith Animal Haven after his rescue. At the animal haven, the cat was named Cash by the staff in honor of his odd financial origin story. Hugh Jackman, Julianne Hough Cuddle Pups to Promote Dog Adoption as Bernadette Peters Shuts Down Protestors Alexis Bloom, a cat and kennel tech at the shelter, told 5News that Cash was likely looking for shade when he made his way inside the ATM. "But I can't tell you how [he got inside the ATM]," Bloom added. Fort Smith Fire Department/Facebook Fort Smith Animal Haven veterinarian tech Ashley Deane said the incident was her first experience with a cat stuck in an ATM, according to 5News. "You know, I never thought that somebody would be able to go up and make a withdrawal and get a cat out instead of some cash, so now we have both," she told 5News. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The Fort Smith Fire Department posted photos of the rescue on Facebook on Thursday afternoon. Based on the pictures, the ATM that Cash was stuck in appears to be in a drive-thru lane outside the bank itself. "P-1, R-1 cat stuck in an ATM. Rescue was successful, and the cat was handed over to Animal Control," the department captioned the post. Fort Smith Fire Department/Facebook Though Deane said Cash initially appeared scared upon his arrival at Fort Smith Animal Haven, it appears the cat is adjusting quickly to his new environment/ "Generally, after a couple of days with our handlers caring for them, they become less spicy and just a little bit mild so they can come a little bit more workable," Deane told 5News. Meet the Adorable Baby Penguins Named After Their Zookeepers' Favorite Fruits "Once you pick him up, he's just a big purr box, that's all," Bloom added. "He's just a huge purr box; he's the sweetest little baby," Fort Smith Animal Haven said that they must help Cash recuperate and gain some weight so he can receive vaccinations and be placed in a foster home, according to 5News. Cash will become available for adoption once he is fully vaccinated and has been socialized in foster care, the shelter said — adding that they have many other animals ready for adoption for those looking for a furry friend right now.