A litter of newborn, orphaned kittens were given a second chance at life after they were rescued from a metal exhaust vent behind a restaurant in India, where they had been heard crying for help for two days.
“Their mother hadn’t come back for them and must have somehow died,” Animal Aid Unlimited said.
The animal welfare group came to the distressed felines’ aid, cutting a hole in the ventilation pipe and pulling each mewing kitten out one by one.
“The only way to get them out was to cut a hole in the metal,” the group said in a video that captured the heart-warming rescue.
Two kittens suffered from hypothermia and were in critical condition, but after the group nursed the babies back to health, they made a full recovery.
Animal Aid Unlimited, India is a non-profit founded in 2002 that rescues and treats hundreds of stray animals found in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
“Our work focuses on the vital moment when a resident of Udaipur sees an animal who needs help, and stops to help,” the group wrote. “Taking action is the pivotal experience that can change everything for good.”
For more information on Animal Aid Unlimited, India, visit their website here.