This animal rescue tale is both heartwarming and cat-warming
With temperatures in the US having recently reached as low as -60 degrees, due to the polar vortex, it hasn’t been a good time to be a small animal. One cat from Minnesota, named Fluffy, is the perfect example of this, having had a very near miss in the snow. Her story was told on Facebook by the clinic that treated her.
“Some clients found their injured cat buried in snow. They brought her to us essentially frozen and unresponsive.”
Using blankets, warm water and a hairdryer, the clinic staff slowly warmed Fluffy, and she began to show signs of life.
After an overnight stay and some IV rehydration, Fluffy was as good as new …
Her remarkable recovery was picked up by the media, who spoke to the doctor from the clinic.
Dr. Jevon Clark, who works at the Animal Clinic of Kalispell, told ABC News when they brought Fluffy to the clinic her temperature was so slow it didn't even register on a thermometer — with a bottom range of 90 degrees.https://t.co/vd2GYvTELM
— KSL Newsradio (@kslnewsradio) February 7, 2019
This story has a happy ending. A family in Montana found their cat, Fluffy, frozen and encased in 3 inches of snow. Vets at a Kalispell clinic raised her body temperature using warm water, blow dryers, towels, and intravenous fluids. After 7 hours Fluffy was back to normal. pic.twitter.com/HvqTByl4Nw
— Mike Blakey (@MikeBlakey13) February 7, 2019
This cat *survived* after being found frozen in a snowbank pic.twitter.com/iSGiHfN5G8
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) February 7, 2019
Amid much criticism of her owners for letting her out, one Twitter user made this comment.
I came on here to hate on the owners for letting her out but remembered this stinker ran out (with dogs) yesterday in 8 degree winter storm. Luckily she ran RIGHT back in but cats are gonna cat. If they weren’t good owners they wouldn’t of taken to vet pic.twitter.com/byHbNwvOWn
— whats in a name (@cbroderick4) February 7, 2019
Fluffy’s owners have understandably decided she’ll be an indoor cat from now on, which is good news for the eight lives she has left.
H/T: Now This