How on earth did the kitten get his head stuck in a log seems very strange to me but any how have to save.
Both have done a very fine job the chipping of wood was challenging and the person did it accurately and saved the kitten!
OMG, I was so worried that he chopped so closely to the kitten. Fortunately he was skilful and saved the kitty.
They may have saved this kitten but after the rescue it probably needed a lot of love/drink/food was this done probably not, probably left to fend for itself!!