Frozen cat found buried under a mountain of snow is thawed out and saved


An ‘essentially frozen and unresponsive’ cat found buried under a mountain of snow has been saved by vets.

Fluffy, who lives in Kalispell, Montana, with her owners, was discovered last Thursday with her usually voluminous fur matted with ice.

The city was suffering from freezing temperatures of between -1 (30F) and -8 degrees (17F) which saw icy fog as well as snow hit the area.

An ‘essentially frozen and unresponsive’ cat (pictured) found buried under a mountain of snow has been saved by vets

The blistering weather proved to be too much for the outdoorsy feline, who had to be rushed to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell after being found.



Dr. Jevon Clark, who works at the clinic, recalled that when Fluffy was first brought in her temperature was so slow it didn’t register on the thermometer - which had a bottom range of 90 degrees.

Cats should usually have a temperature of around 101 degrees, Mr Clark explained to ABCnews.



Fluffy, who lives in Kalispell, Montana, with her owners, was discovered last Thursday with her usually voluminous fur matted with ice. She is now fully recovered (pictured)

After using warm water and blankets for around two hours, the feline’s temperature remained too low.

She was taken to the emergency room where she finally began to show signs of recovery following a few more hours.

Fluffy is now fully recovered and back home with her owners, with the animal hospital sharing the ‘amazing survival story’ to its Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

The post read: ‘Amazing success and survival story from this week. Some clients found their injured cat buried in snow.



The blistering weather proved to be too much for the outdoorsy feline, who had to be rushed to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell after being found

‘They brought her to us essentially frozen and unresponsive. Her temperature was very low but after many hours she recovered and is now completely normal. Fluffy is amazing!’

Commenting on the photos, social media users were keen to offer their well wishes for the adorable cat.

One wrote: 'This is a miracle with some quick thinking on the part of her 'parents' and this wonderful vet! This outdoor cat has certainly used up one of her nine lives! She is so lucky that she found such amazing care. LOVE this story!'

Another said: 'Poor little kitty! Thank goodness someone found her! She’s beautiful!'

Comments

  1. When I saw the picture I thought there was no way that poor kitty was alive. I am so happy that she lived. Cats really do have 9 lives and she just used one of them.

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