Cat found nearly frozen to death saved by veterinarians in Montana
A nearly frozen cat found outdoors by her owners amid frigid temperatures last week has made a full recovery, thanks to the efforts of a local veterinary hospital.
Fluffy was discovered unresponsive in a snow bank in Kalispell, Montana, located in the far northwest region of the state, on Jan. 31. Outdoor temperatures that day clocked in as low as 8-degrees Fahrenheit, ABC News reports.
The cat, whose long fur was matted to her body with chunks of ice, was rushed to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell, where doctors worked diligently to thaw the injured animal.
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Although the normal body temperature of a cat is around 101-degrees Fahrenheit, Dr. Jevon Clark told ABC News that Fluffy's temperature was so low it didn't even register on a thermometer with a low of 90 degrees when she was first brought in to the clinic.
For two hours, vets tried to warm the frigid cat with warm water and blankets. When that didn't work, Fluffy was rushed to the emergency room to receive additional life-saving treatment.
Miraculously, Fluffy made a full recovery and on Tuesday, she was sent home with her family to hopefully live out the rest of her eight lives as an exclusively indoor cat.