But it was miraculous that the kitten could make any noise at all: the poor thing was in terrible health and needed help desperately. What’s more, it was alone on a roadside and covered in the filth of a nearby drain. How it had got there, though, was a mystery.
Even more disturbingly, the kitten was terribly thin when Peter found her. “She was very hungry, afraid and sleepless,” the YouTube video captions explained. In fact, the cat was so weak she didn’t have the energy to move when he approached her. She couldn’t even stand.
So Peter gently picked up the kitten. Once he had given the malnourished and dehydrated feline something to drink, though, she perked up a little bit. Then, adorably, the little cat started to purr.