It was a small miracle that three kittens dumped in the middle of nowhere in Alberta, Canada were found.

They had been dumped in the snow and ice down a dead-end road and left to freeze to death.

But by chance oil worker Kendall Diwisch drove past the street and at first glance thought they were trash. Thankfully he took a closer look and saw three kittens frozen to the ground, unable to set themselves free.

“The one, its rear legs were frozen in so I was able to get that one out quite easily but the other two their tails were completely under ice,” Kendall told CTV News.

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His quick-thinking actions to free the remaining two led him to grab his big cup of warm coffee and pour it on the ice to defrost it around their tails.

He recorded the rescue and posted it on social media writing: “So today I found these three fellows on one of the back roads near one of my wells. Most likely dropped off. Poor things were frozen into the ice so they had to have been there all night.”

Check for frost bite

His post was shared over 3,000 times.

Kendall said once the poor kitties were freed he took them home to feed them and warm them up.

An animal shelter offered to treat the kittens and check for frost bite and Kendall was inundated with offers of a new home for the kittens.

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Soon after he posted the rescue and appealed for a home for the three of them he updated his post to say: “All three little rascals went to their new home today where they get to be together instead of separating them.

“All three are eating and drinking and very energetic. Thanks for everyone’s consideration and offering to take them very appreciated.”

He told local media that the kittens had gone to a nearby family with two girls who had recently lost their cats.

Find out more about these adorable cats in the clip below.

I can’t imagine how frightened these kittens must have been after they were dumped in such a cruel way. Thank goodness for hero Kendall.

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