A man was walking past a dumpster in Athens, New York on Thursday, when he suddenly heard very faint, tiny cries, and decided on a whim to check it out. He kneeled down and peered under the dumpster — and discovered a tiny, 3-week-old kitten, completely stuck in tar and fighting for her life.
Knowing he couldn’t just leave her there, the man crawled under the dumpster and worked for an hour to free the tiny kitten, later named Lucky. She was so covered in tar that she couldn’t move at all or do a single thing except utter little kitten cries. When she was finally free, she was immediately rushed to AnimalKind rescue, where shocked rescuers quickly set about trying to save her life.