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Man spots freezing kitten huddled on side of road and slams on brakes
The kitten badly needed help.
Rachel Shapiro
12.20.21

A man named Slava was driving down the road on a frigid day when he noticed something strange on the side of the road. When he stopped to examine the snow-covered ball, he realized it was a tiny kitten.

The poor kitten was completely frozen.

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Slava realized it was an animal, and he knew it would be freezing.

He saw that many cars were passing by, but no one was stopping to help – so he decided to take matters into his own hands and rescue this poor animal from the freezing cold conditions.

He turned his car around and got out of the vehicle, but the animal was simply too scared. It stumbled towards a tree to seek shelter and hide. As he got closer, he realized it was in fact a small cat – covered in snow and barely able to move. When they approached it, it was completely immobile and silent.

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Slava wrapped the little kitten in a towel and brought her to his car. He cranked the heat up as far as it would go, hoping that would help quickly remove the layer of frost on her fur.

Slava then brought the cat to his father’s house.

He named her Nika and gave her a warm bed to rest in to try and raise her body temperature. He then wrapped her in several warm blankets and put a radiator and a lamp beside the bed.

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The helpless cat was so thankful to be warm and safe inside with her rescuer that she spent hours purring and rubbing up against him.

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As soon as she had recovered from the cold, Slava took her to the vet to get her properly examined.

They were able to determine that Nika was six months old, and her tail was so badly affected by frostbite that it needed to be amputated. Nika took the surgery in her stride and made a great recovery.

To Slava, it seemed like Nika realized they were trying to help her. Because of that, she was very patient and didn’t complain at all during her recovery.

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Since then, Nika has really come to life, and the kitten inside her has been able to shine through.

According to Slava, little Nika is an active cat who loves playing and running more than anything.

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Thanks to Slava’s kindness, little Nika now has a warm and loving home. If you want to see more adorable photos of Slava’s cats, check out his Instagram page.

Watch Nika’s rescue in the video below!

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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