Slava, who is a young man from Belarus, never expected to save a life as he was driving down an icy road in earlier this year. Nonetheless, he received quite an unexpected surprise on January 3.
As he made his way down a particularly treacherous stretch of road, he noticed a dark shape covered by snow and knew straight away that it was a small animal, lost in the terrible weather, reported Love Meow.
Plenty of other cars had already driven by but none had bothered to stop, until Slava, without a moment’s hesitation, knew that he had to help the animal.
He drove a bit closer to get a better look and found that the dark shape was, in fact, a tiny freezing kitten. However, when she heard the car pull up, the scared feline tried to hide and so Slava decided he had to change his tactic. He then parked his car on the other side of the road and then slowly walked towards her, finally managing to pick her up.
Slava went on to describe the scene to Love Meow: “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”.
He took her straight over to his own car and named her Nika. The pair then went over to his father’s house, where they tried their best to warm the frozen feline up, placing her in a small, cozy bed that had plenty of blankets and a lamp.
Slava adds, “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”.
Once she was well warmed up and out of immediate danger, the young man quickly took Nika to the vet, who determined that the kitty was only six months old.
Sadly, her tail had been totally frozen in the snow and needed to be amputated. However, the feline took this all in her stride and was determined to recover. Just two weeks later, she was back on her feet, and full of energy.
Two months have passed and she has truly become a key part of her new family where she is recovering well.
Thanks to Silva’s completely selfless act, Nika was able to go on to the loving home that she deserves.