Unresponsive, frozen cat saved by caring vets

Fluffy when she arrived at the animal clinic. Credit Animal Clinic of Kalispell

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.

Temperatures in the area on the day had dropped to as low as eight degrees Fahrenheit and Fluffy was unresponsive when the owners took her to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell.

Fluffy's body temperature was so low it did not even register on a thermometer.

She was rushed to an animal hospital, "essentially frozen and unresponsive", the clinic said on Facebook.

The clinic knew Fluffy would survive once they heard growling.

Fluffy recovered and is now back home - as an indoor cat. China Corum, D.V.M., used a variety of methods to defrost Fluffy.

Fluffy the cat was brought into the Animal Clinic fo Kalispell, Montana, on January 31, when temperatures hit a low of 9F as parts of the usa were hit with a polar vortex. A cat's normal internal body temperature is 38 degrees. "She couldn't get back to her normal little hiding spots that she goes to".

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

The clinic used warm water and blankets to thaw the cat and after several hours, Fluffy was showing signs of recovery.

"She's crouched down looking like she's hunting something or something's in the snow bank", Clark said.

"These crabby cats are survivors". "Fluffy is wonderful!" the clinic said. "And finally, we put her in heated kennel".

Fluffy's owners will keep her inside after her wild adventure.

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