In one of the saddest animal rescue videos of all time, a man finds a kitten encased nearly up to its neck in concrete and saves the cat from what was inevitably a cement grave.

Andrew Chatwin found the kitten at the home of Isaac Wyler in Colorado City, Arizona inside a metal tube that was being using to construct cement posts for a shade structure for horses.  After cutting the tube, Chatwin was able to dig the concrete post out of the ground and chip away at it with a claw hammer until he was finally able to free the cat.  Chatwin and Wyler were able to then take the kitten, covered with chunks of concrete dried onto its body, to the Best Friends Animal Society where it died a few days later.

The Huffington Post reports that Chatwin said that the Colorado City sheriffs didn't seem to concerned about the animal cruelty incident when he reported it. Chatwin said,

"[The officer] kind of chuckled and laughed a little bit and then he said that if it was up to him, he'd just throw dirt on [the cat]."

Andrew Chatwin and Isaac Wyler are both former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a Mormon sect that split off in the early 20th century in order to continue the controversial practice of polygamy, and have both spoken out publicly against the organization and its former leader Warren Jeffs. Chatwin and Wyler claim that small animals are used by Warren Jeffs followers to send death threats to Isaac Wyler on a regular basis.

In the video, you can hear the cat crying and it's pretty hard to watch. One of the last things said in the video is "Doesn't make sense, does it?" - No, it makes ABSOLUTELY no sense whatsoever.

Watch the disturbing video of a cat buried alive in cement being rescued: