On a busy road during wintertime in Russia, most drivers drove past and ignored the dark-looking object by the roadside. One man, however, decided to pull up and take a closer look: “I thought it was an animal and it must be freezing in this weather.”
Fortunately, Slava, the man who stopped by, found that it was indeed an animal, a freezing cat. “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,” explained Slava.
“I think that the kitten got lost and ended up in a field with a few trees and she couldn’t find the exit due to heavy snow and did not have the strength to move,” Slava told Love Meow.
Slava rushed the cat home to warm her up using blankets and heaters. He took care of her and later decided to adopt the adorable feline, naming her Nika.
Nika was most appreciative to be bathed in warmth, after being stranded outside, where it was -1F (-18C). She was purring and rubbing her head against her rescuer, obviously very happy and grateful with her positive change of fate.
Although a trip to the vet determined that Nika’s tail was so frostbitten that it had to be amputated: “She knew that we were trying to help,” said Slava. “She was patient, did not complain and was very sweet the whole time.”
Nika has now fully recovered and is one happy and affectionate cat! Slava said, “She is an active cat who likes to play and run.”