Fluffy arrived at Montana’s Animal Clinic of Kalispell encrusted in snow and “unresponsive” last week, but now the survivor feline is “completely normal,” a Facebook post from her saviors ensures.
According to ABC News, the cat’s owners found the outdoor feline buried in a snowbank. The animal was likely stuck for hours in Montana’s freezing temperatures. Once found, a frozen Fluffy was freed and brought to the clinic.
The clinic’s Dr. Jevon Clark and Dr. China Corum immediately worked on warming the feline, who wasn’t moving when she arrived at the clinic.
“I’ve never seen this. I’ve been in practice for almost 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. Her temperature was so low our thermometer wouldn’t read it, so we know it was less than 90,” Dr. Clark told KULR8.
Fluffy was covered in heating pads and given a warm bath to help stimulate her body. Several hours after she arrived at the clinic, Fluffy was moving again. Dr. Clark then took the cat to an emergency animal hospital since her temperature was still dangerously low. Fluffy was on her way to a full recovery after several hours at the emergency facility.
A week after being dug out of the snow, Fluffy and her gorgeous coat of fur are back to normal.
“Fluffy is amazing,” Animal Clinic of Kalispell wrote in a Facebook post about the cat’s cold journey.
Following this incident, Fluffy is now strictly an indoor cat.
Dr. Clark hopes that pet owners who see this story take it as a reminder to pay extra attention to both indoor and outdoor animals during cold weather.
photo source: Animal Clinic of Kalispell/Facebook
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