(Scroll down for video) Oil spills can wreak a terrible devastation not only on economies, but on the environment and any hapless critters that happen to be in the oil spill's path. That's exactly what happened in 2015, when an oil pipeline explosion in Nefteyugansk, Russia nearly claimed the lives of two tiny kittens who found themselves trapped in the oil and were unable to pull themselves. out.
Fortunately for the kittens, local resident Anatoly Tuptey heard their cries for help. Without thinking of his own safety, he plunged into the slick to come to the aid of the wee ones who wouldn't have been able to keep their heads above the oil for much longer. "My soul could not stand the cries, I went to see," Tuptey told the Siberian Times. The kittens were clinging to a board in a flooded house. "One was up to its neck in the oil," Tuptey said.
Wrapping them in his t-shirt and trying to dry them off a bit, he took them to his home where he cleaned them up, fed them, and introduced them to his dog.
Today, the kittens are safe and living in loving forever homes. Still, it's easy to imagine how their close call could have ended up going another way. "I can't imagine how anyone could leave pets behind in empty, flooded homes," Tuptey notes.
The full video of this amazing rescue is below--and if you're looking for a story with all the feels, it's definitely worth checking out!
A beautiful rescue story for the ages!
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