Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

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

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

The owners of Fluffy, who live in Kalispell, Montana, in the far northwest of the state, found her in a snow bank on January 31 - unresponsive, with her fur matted with ice.

Jevon Clark of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell said Fluffy was unresponsive and her body temperature did not register on the clinic's thermometers when her owners brought her in.

The couple immediately brought Fluffy to the clinic, where vets used towels, warm water, hairdryers, and fluids to thaw Fluffy out.

Fluffy is now fully recovered and back home with her owners and will remain indoors for the foreseeable future.

Fluffy the cat was dethawed after she was found buried in snow, her fur matted in ice. The normal body temperature for a cat is typically around 101F.

"Amazing success and survival story from this week", wrote Montana's Animal Clinic of Kalispell on Facebook. Some clients found their injured cat buried in snow.

The clinic knew Fluffy would survive once they heard growling.

She has eight lives left, but Fluffy is very lucky to be alive.

"And then they realised "oh my gosh, she's not moving".

"She was essentially frozen", said Andrea Dutter, executive director, reportedly.

"Fluffy is awesome", the post said.

Because the owners weren't home at the time, they aren't positive how Fluffy got stuck in the snow.

"She [was] crouched down looking like she's hunting something or something's in the snow bank", Dr Clark said. For Fluffy, her owners made a life-saving decision.

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