Curious stranger saves exhausted snow-covered cat, and she purrs up a storm in gratitude

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.”

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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