Residents 'heartless' to abandon animals when oil leaked into floodwater.

Two tiny kittens plucked to safety after almost drowning in oil graphically highlight concerns over pollution from a ruptured pipelines in a Siberian region. The young animals were victims of a recent serious spill in Nefteyugansk, which the authorities and oil workers have been seeking to clear up since last month.

A local resident Anatoly Tuptey - who was working on fighting the spread of oil in floodwater from from Ob River - said he heard to plaintive cries of the kittens near a dacha (country house) hit by the pollution.

'My soul could not stand the cries, I went to see,' he said. '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.'

Oil was clogged on their fur, but they are gradually recovering after the shocking experience. A later picture from rescuer Anatoly - now nicknamed 'Baywatch' by his friends, shows one of the kittens playing with his dog.

Responses to "One Heroic Man Saves 2 Helpless Kittens From Drowning In An Oil Spill"

  1. may God Bless this man's soul and his cup of life always runneth over and those beautiful kittens..
    So Be It...

  2. Lell says:

    Awww what a lovely man!

  3. Anonymous says:

    what an excellent caring man to save those almost doomed kittens

  4. Cindy Lee says:

    May God bless you abundantly for your loving kindness! God Bless you and yours!

  5. You wonderful example of an earth angel Thankyou so much a true hero x

  6. Exceptional golden heart of a man. So proud to be human when I see such care & compassion. Great guy.

  7. Tina Cohn says:

    Thank-you, Anatoly!

  8. Unknown says:

    God Bless You Sir <3

  9. Thank you for saving those babies...

  10. Anonymous says:

    He is a true hero and angel! May karma reward him 3 times over! What a wonderful, caring man! Thank you soooo much for rescuing these little tiny kittens!

  11. Unknown says:

    What a beautiful soul, I hopr God blesses him for helping those babies! Thank you!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Compassion is what humans are all about. Thank you dear, you are a ray of light in this world.

  13. You are such a good man ....

  14. claire says:

    Thank you for saving these little ones. It is so appreciated.

  15. Barbara McDonald says:

    I've seen first hand the uncaring of a person when she leaves inside cats out in the winter to freeze because she chose to take the others. I rescued them and brought them home and have been blessed.

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