Two tiny kittens were rescued from drowning by a kind young man after they were caught by a deadly oil spill in Russia.
Anatoly Tuptey, a local resident, who was working on fighting the spread of the oil, heard faint cries of the kittens near a country house that was affected by the pollution.
"My soul could not stand the cries, I went to see," he said via The Siberian Times. "You never know what is going on, I had to check."
"I waded as far as possible in big boots and discovered a terrible sight. In the flooded house a wooden board was floating, with these two kittens clinging on for their lives with their paws. One was up to its neck in the oil."
"Without hesitation I went after them. I was up to my waist in the oil. The ground was giving way, my wading boots were full of water mixed with oil, but I didn't care."
"I was rushing to save the kittens. I picked them up, hugged them, and carried them to the shore, where I wrapped them in a T-shirt to warm them up," he said.
The kittens were covered in thick black gunk but were very lucky to be saved. They are now recovering and are doing well. They have even befriended Anatoly's dog who helps take care of the fur babies.
"A few days earlier I rescued people and equipment when a boat overturned, this day it was kittens," he said.
Happy to be safe!
The kitties have bonded with Anatoly's dog.
"Everything is going to be ok now."
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