Found on the side of the road near a drainage pipe, this tiny newborn kitten was scraggly, starving and scared.

But instead of leaving the animal to fend for herself — and most likely perish — the kind rescuer gave her some water, scooped her lovingly into his arms and took her to the vet for a checkup before finally bringing her home to safety.

Now named Hetty, the kitten was bathed, bottle-fed and nursed to health.

Three months later, Hetty is a whole new kitty — a happy, healthy cat that looks nothing like her former bedraggled self.

Thank you to Hetty’s rescuer for providing the help, home and love that she needed!