This frozen cat was able to keep one of its nine lives thanks to a couple that was quick to the rescue.
As the cat sat shivering in a puddle of water in Russia, this caring couple happened to stumble upon it, and they knew just what to do. Grabbing bucket after bucket of warm water, they took turns showering the cat in hopes of warming it up enough to save its life. After a few minutes, the couple wrapped the cat in a coat and headed for a safe place.
Despite the work of tens of thousands of animal shelters and even more volunteers around the country, nearly 3 million companion animals are euthanized each year. More than half of them are cats. To combat this, SpokAnimal struck up a program with the goal of giving unwanted cats a second chance.
So how do they do it? They match cats to farms, warehouses, and other properties where the furry felines can offer their rodent-killing services.
They left the tiny tykes, hoping that mom would return, but she never resumed her motherly duties. So they gathered the four cuties up — three were still tangled in umbilical cords — and brought them to the vet.
After receiving a call about a cat that needed to be rescued, these firefighters raced to the scene. The poor kitty appeared to be stuck on the outside of a balcony a few stories up, and it didn’t look like it knew how to get itself out of the sticky situation. Wasting no time, the crew loaded one firefighter into the lift and sent him up to help the poor thing out.
But something hilarious happened just as he approached the kitten that cracked up every single spectator down below.
That’s such a cat move. We’re happy that the kitten is safe, but we do feel a little bit bad that the firefighters had to waste so much time. At least they got a good laugh out of it!
Helping stray animals in need can be tricky, especially without the proper experience or supplies.
When one couple found a badly hurt and sick kitten, they weren’t sure how to keep her alive (let alone help her get better). But thanks to lots of love and sheer determination, the family gave this little fuzzball a second chance at life.
This is Penny. Her mother carried her near a home, put her on the ground, and never returned.