On January 3rd, 2017, a Russian man named Slava was driving his car when he saw something on the road. “I thought it was an animal and it must be freezing in this weather,” Slava told Love Meow. This frozen ball of fur turned out to be a kitten crying for help.
Cars kept on passing, so the man knew he was the one to save her. “It was very cold, so I wrapped her up in a towel and brought her back to my car. I turned up the heat to full capacity to help remove the frost on her coat,” says Slava.
Then, he took her home and prepared some warm blankets, a radiator and a lamp. The feline, whom the man named ‘Nika’, couldn’t stop purring and rubbing her face against the man’s hands, as to say ‘thank you’ for saving her.
Later she was taken to the vet where they had to amputate her frostbitten tail. “She knew that we were trying to help. She was patient, did not complain and was very sweet the whole time.”
Luckily, all Nika’s troubles are long gone now – she is one happy cat who lives with Slava, an owner who adores her. How lucky the two were to find each other on that cold winter day!
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