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. Unknown says:

    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. Unknown says:

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

  6. Unknown says:

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

  7. Unknown 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. Unknown says:

    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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