A cat was found with his paws frozen in ice unable to move during harsh weather. A man and his wife went on a mission to save him.
The winter in the town of Zlatoust, Russia has been relentless. A man named Sergey Baranov discovered a cat whose paws were stuck in the ice.
He said the cat was trying to hide underneath his car to seek warmth, but the icy cold weather eventually froze his paws and wedged him in the snow. Baranov moved his car and got his wife, Yelena, to help him rescue the cat.
The fluffy feline was stuck in cold temperatures that were as low as -35C. A blanket of ice encased his fur coat and his whiskers were caked in frost.
Yelena immediately went to get a bucket of warm water to help defrost the ice while her husband stayed put to watch over the cat.
After several buckets of warm water, they were able to safely free his paws from the ice and quickly wrapped him up with a large blanket and brought him inside their house.
During the entire 10-minute rescue operation, the cat didn't make a sound as if he knew that they were trying to help.
"Always check what's under your cars before you start the engine!" Baranov said in the video.
"We called a vet who came right away and he did an anti-inflammatory shot. By the end of the day, the cat had started to walk," the couple told The Siberian Times. The vet determined the kitty to be seven to nine months old.
Three days after the rescue, the couple found a lady from their city who was happy to give their rescue cat a loving home. "The cat has now lived at her house for a week and she says he seems to be fine. He runs and jumps around."
The kitty's new human mom gave an update on her cat in a video.
His paws are fine, and they are keeping him indoors. The kitty seems to love his new home and likes to be held and cuddle with his mom.