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 abandoned animal and it must be freezing in this weather,” Slava told Love Meow. This frozen ball of fur turned out to be a tiny kitten crying for help.

Cars kept on passing, so the man knew he was the one to save the baby cat. “It was way below zero, 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 the adorable kitten 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 the stray cat 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 and a thoroughly cute kitten 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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A Russian man 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”

Cars were passing by, and the man was the only one to approach it – only to realize it was a kitty

“It was very cold, so I wrapped her up in a towel and brought her back to my car”

Then, he took her home and prepared some warm blankets, a radiator and a lamp

Later, the cat was named Nika, and 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”

Today Nika is one happy cat – she lives with her rescuer who absolutely adores her

How lucky the two were to find each other on that cold winter day!

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