Man Rescues Frozen Kittens By Thawing Them With Coffee, Proving Once Again Coffee Is Life

Coffee is pretty much one of the greatest joys in this life. And now, thanks to a cup of leftover coffee, three kittens are alive after getting trapped in a sheet of ice.

Kendall Diwisch, a Canadian oil worker, was performing some routine checks on the oil wells in Dayton Valley, Edmonton when he saw something strange in the snow. He thought it was some garbage, but when he got a closer look, he was horrified to see a trio of kittens with their tails frozen to the ground.

Diwisch sprung to action. He grabbed a cup of coffee from his truck and used the hot liquid to melt the ice surrounding the kittens’ tails. Then, once the ice had thawed, he was able to get the kittens free and take them home.

He posted photos and videos of the kittens on Facebook, hoping to find them a home.

“Took them home, fed and watered them; they look to be healthy and friendly. If any friends are looking to have a new addition in their family, let us know as they will need homes. All three look to be males, and we also gave them dewormer.”

So today I found these three fellows on one of the back roads near one of my wells. Most likely dropped off. Poor things...

Posted by Kendall Diwisch on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Diwisch’s post worked, and a family recently adopted all three cats.

“All three little rascals went to their new home today where they get to be together instead of separating them,” he said. “All three are eating and drinking and very energetic. Thanks for everyone’s consideration and offering to take them; very appreciated.”

Next time you head out into the snow, don’t forget the coffee—you could save a life! But you’ll probably just enjoy coffee in the cold. Either way, not too shabby.

Patricia Grisafi

Written by Patricia Grisafi