Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Frozen cat survives after being found unresponsive in Montana snow bank

Frozen cat survives after being found unresponsive in Montana snow bank

A lucky cat found frozen and unresponsive used up one of its nine lives after being brought back to life.

On Tuesday, the Animal Clinic of Kalispell in Kalispell, Montana, introduced the world to Fluffy, a longhaired domestic cat, and shared her miraculous story on Facebook.

Her body temperature was below what the clinic's thermometers could read, minus 32 degrees.

After about two hours of using warm water and blankets, the cat's temperature was still too low, so they took her to the emergency room.

The animal clinic, owned by Dr. Jevon Clark, told WPEC fluffy is now recovering at home, inside where it's warm.

With a hairdryer blowing on her flash frozen face, Fluffy finally started to show signs of life.

It was not clear how long the cat had been there, but the temperature that afternoon in Kalispell was just below freezing.

The clinic posted pictures of the recovery on its Facebook page.

"We immediately began to warm her up", Dutter said.

Fluffy is an indoor-outdoor cat that knows her surroundings well, Dutter said.

"These crabby cats are survivors", Dr Clark said.

He also said the owners hadn't done anything wrong and it was likely Fluffy got injured in some way that caused it to get stuck in that position.

She had to be thawed out after getting buried in snow last month. They then used specialized heating pads and heated cages, which helped her to regain consciousness. For Fluffy, her owners made a life-saving decision. However, her temperature remained very low.

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