Earlier this week, Mat Dunsdon was driving with his partner, Kylie, and 9-year-old daughter through a heavy rainstorm in Sydney, Australia. The streets were flooding, and the drains were working overtime to suck in all the water. When Dunsdon stopped at an intersection, he saw a branch twirling in circles above a drain. Then he saw something else - something alive.
It was a cat, Dunsdon told The Dodo: "Straight away, Kylie says to me, 'We have to get it.'"
Dunsdon rushed out of the car. The rain drenched him within seconds, but he knew he had to save the cat. Any second, the flood waters could suck her down the drain and drown her.
When Dunsdon reached her, he grabbed the cat by the scruff of the neck.