Nobody Knew If This Eight-Week-Old Kitten Covered In Oil Would Survive

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An eight-week-old kitten was found covered in oil inside an oil drum in Tasmania, Australia, in January.

 

chaton-huile-moteur-sauvetage-1Source: Just Cats Tasmania

Rescuers are still unsure how she ended up in a barrel of motor oil in a workplace, but she was incredibly lucky to be found by workers there when they heard the tiny animal.

They immediately recognized that she was extremely weak and tried to wipe some of the viscous substance off of the feline. They did all they could to help, but knew that she needed urgent care, and so entrusted her to Just Cats Tasmania, in Longford.

 

chaton-huile-moteur-sauvetage-2Source: Just Cats Tasmania

 

The tiny cat was seriously ill after ingesting a dangerous amount of the oil in which she was submerged, leaving volunteers unsure as to if she would make it. Luckily, the tiny feline was determined to survive and proved to be much stronger than she at first seemed.

 

A few hours after her arrival, she managed to make it through the worst and was out of critical condition. Amazed by her strength, staff at the shelter named the little girl 'Sila', meanings strength in Slovak.

 

chaton-huile-moteur-sauvetage-3Source: Just Cats Tasmania

 

The brave kitten has proved to be more than deserving of her name, after defying all the odds to survive. Sila is now waiting to find her forever home with a loving family.

 

Watch the video of the adorable kitten safe from harm below:

 

 

You can support Just Cats Tasmania and the incredible work they do by clicking here, making a donation and helping them to continue saving animals.

 

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