The cat had been trying to get to safety for several hours.
His rescuer, Richard Christianson, took matters into his own hands after several agencies deemed it too dangerous to come out to help.
He filmed the moment when he was able to get the cat, posted the video to Facebook and it soon went viral.
More than 30 days, two surgeries, $1,000 in medical care, a foster home and lots of TLC from Arizona Humane Society later, Freeway was finally healed enough to go home--with the man who saved him.
Christianson said on Facebook that, judging by his behavior, the American Curl cat appears to have been abused, but that he's willing to take all the baby steps necessary to make him feel comfortable and finally home.
"I've got too much invested in this baby to let him fail," he says.
Fan mail and treats can be sent to Freeway, The Miracle Kitty at PO Box 573, Laveen, AZ, 85339.