'Frozen and Unresponsive' Cat Brought Back to Life by Veterinarians in Montana

Blanche Robertson
February 8, 2019

They brought her to us essentially frozen and unresponsive, ' the Animal Clinic of Kalispell wrote. "I've been in practice for nearly 24 years and she was actually caked in ice, like those ice balls were caked on her all the way around her, 360 degrees all the way around her".

After the clinic's staff picked the ice off Fluffy's coat and she started moving around, they sent her to an emergency clinic to help raise her body temperature. The normal body temperature for a cat is typically around 101F. Clark says Fluffy is normally a little crabby, so when she began growling, he knew she would be fine.

"She [was] crouched down looking like she's hunting something or something's in the snow bank", Dr Clark said.

They also posted a picture of Fluffy, now unfrozen, showcasing her long, elegant fur.

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On Tuesday, the animal hospital posted the good news of Fluffy's recovery on Facebook.

Fluffy's owners rushed her to a nearby animal clinic after they found outside. But even with her eight remaining lives, we hope she avoids the outdoors for a while. Her temperature was very low but after many hours she recovered and is now completely normal.

The lucky escape serves as a warning to pet owners who allow their pets outside in freezing cold winter temperatures.

Veterinarians in Montana said they were able to save a cat found frozen in the snow with a temperature too low for thermometers to read.

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