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Man hears a kitten squealing and immediately turns superhero!

Tiny kitten rescued from wet tar cat-sad
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A New York man was walking along when he heard a kitten’s cries coming from a rubbish bin. Assuming the kitty had been dumped in the bin, he began a frantic search, only to find the moggy was in an even worse predicament than he could have imagined; he had been buried alive in fresh tar.

By Natasha James

Published on the 12/09/2019, 13:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:40

Heart-breaking cries

A man was walking quietly through the town of Athens in the state of New York when he heard the distressing sounds of a small animal squealing for help. The superhero immediately began a race against the clock and the next hour was a whirlwind of activity as he did everything he could to rescue the precious kitty.

In critical condition

The tiny kitten was just a few weeks old and was buried in (thankfully) still-wet cement. Our Superhero struggled to free the kitty before immediately rushing him to the AnimalKind Vets.

The kitty was in a bad state and the caring veterinary team worked with him for hours as they washed and cleaned the tar away from his fur. Next, he was closely monitored for signs of additional illness or injuries and it was around this time that the caring vets took the opportunity to name him Lucky.

A little fighter

Despite his serious condition and young age, little Lucky was a true fighter and over the next few days regained his strength and got back to health.

Eventually, he was fit enough to move to a temporary foster home and is now surrounded by other kittens and even has a big dog brother on hand to keep him safe. Needless to say, Lucky is really living up to his name right now.


LUCKY (tar kitten) is doing great in his foster home!! He even made a new friend!! Thank you to everyone for their thoughts, prayers and donations!!

Posted by Animalkind on Saturday, June 22, 2019