The cat narrowly escaped drowning, thanks to the heroic efforts of a group of fishermen who came to her rescue.

When two guys went fishing on the banks of the Back Warrior River in Alabama, they were patiently waiting to see if they could harvest anything today. And even more, they could not have imagined that they would fish a cat instead of a certain fry. That’s exactly what happened when they rescued two kittens who swam from shore in search of safety on their boat.

Friends Jason Frost, 28, and Brandon Key, 34, who live near the river, were waiting for something to bite on their lines this past Saturday when the sound of a splash behind them caught their attention. The man was startled and couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw a cat practicing swimming in the river. But no, they were wrong, the cat was actually ᴅʀowning. Although it can swim, the cat looks very scared.

“We turned around and didn’t see anything, but a few minutes later, we saw something swimming above the surface getting closer and closer,” he said. “Then I heard it meowing, and I could tell it was a cat. I was like, ‘Hey, Brandon, you need to record this.’”

Frost and Key couldn’t imagine that the fishing trip turned into a rescue of the swimming cat and then they fished a few more small fish for the cat.

Although very wet and quite sᴄᴀʀed, the kittens are good swimmers and they seem very grateful to have been rescued.

“Nothing like this has ever happened to us,” Frost said. “If we didn’t have a video camera, nobody would’ve ever believed us.”

After arriving in a dry land, Frost and Key meet a family that loves kittens and adopts them.

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While savoring her first meal after being saved, a kitten sheds tears of joy, cherishing the newfound love and care.