A Montana cat named Fluffy was found frozen and buried in snow by her owners this week - and brought back to life by a team of veterinarians.
The cat named Fluffy was found almost frozen and unresponsive in the hard ice of a snow bank who temperature in Kalispell, Montana was only 10 degrees last Thursday. Temperatures were hovering around 10 degrees outside at the time. Warm water, hair dryers, heated towels and a heated kennel had to be used to get her body temperature back to normal.
Fluffy's owners said she is now strictly an indoor cat. Fluffy was rescued January 31 from a snow bank with her fur matted with ice.
"She was essentially frozen", said Andrea Dutter, executive director, told CNN. Fluffy is normally a little crabby, so when she began growling after about an hour, Clark knew she would be fine, he said.
A vet says Fluffy's body temperature was so low - it was hard to get an IV into her. Some clients found their injured cat buried in snow.More news: Sudden Outbreak Of Measles Virus In Washington County
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"She wasn't really responding for about the first half-hour, but then she started at least, acting like she was going to be alive", Dr Clark said.
"I suspect that something traumatic happened", Clark said.
The 3-year-old cat was mostly an outdoor cat that the owners "acquired" when they moved into their new home.
I'm not sure if this was Fluffy's attempt at being cast in the adaptation of Stephen King's animal horror, Pet Sematary, but if anything it's a ideal example of why we should be taking care of our pets, and other wildlife, during periods of extreme weather.