Rocky, a small kitten, was covered in fleas and dirt. He was tangled in the rope used to tie down the tarp of a boat.
His family was nowhere in sight. Unable to move, Rocky may have been on his own for hours or even days.
And so, Rocky cried. He wailed loudly enough to capture the attention of the homeowner whose boat he was anchored to. From there, a vet technician from Bideawee, a New York–based animal welfare organization, was called in to pick up Rocky and give him the affection and gentle care he needed.