Frozen cat thawed out after being found unresponsive in Montana snow bank

Frederick Owens
February 8, 2019

The clinic believes that Fluffy may have gotten some kind of injury in the snow, resulting in her not being able to make it to a safe shelter in time before her temperature dropped too low for her to move.

Fluffy the cat is lucky to be alive after being found injured, "essentially frozen" and buried in Montana snow.

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

The northern Montana town was experiencing snow and below freezing temperatures when Fluffy was discovered.

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. Looking at the photo of what she looked like when she arrived at the local vet in Kalispell, I mean that is one frozen meow.

Cats' temperatures are normally around 101 degrees, said the veterinarian.

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

So low the staff couldn't even measure it on their thermometer.

She was so cold the staff struggled to get an IV in her right away.

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

In an attempt to revive the cat, clinic vets first covered her in blankets and poured warm water over her for two hours. "Her temperature was very low but after many hours she recovered and is now completely normal", the post read. "And finally, we put her in heated kennel". The 3-year-old cat had mostly stayed outside before, but now she's staying inside - where it's nice and warm.

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