Frozen cat survives after being found unresponsive in Montana snow bank

Minnie Murray
February 10, 2019

In some incredible feat, a cat who was found practically frozen to death buried in the snow in Montana in the USA late last week has made a full recovery.

Unresponsive, with ice matted to her fur, Fluffy's owners prayed for a miracle as they carried their beloved pet into the Animal Clinic of Kalispell.

"Amazing success and survival story from this week", wrote Montana's Animal Clinic of Kalispell on Facebook.

The couple had found Fluffy outside, and started to feed her and bring her into the clinic for check ups.

Fluffy's owners, who wish not to be identified, found her outside on their property last Thursday when temperatures had dipped below freezing. China Corum, D.V.M., used a variety of methods to defrost Fluffy. A normal temperature for a cat is around 100°-102°F. "She couldn't get back to her normal little hiding spots that she goes to".

"She was essentially frozen", said Andrea Dutter, executive director, reportedly.


Vets tried reviving Fluffy using warm water, as well as lots of blow dryers and towels.

Dr Clark said Fluffy's owners didn't do anything wrong.

A cat has miraculously survived after she was completely frozen in the snow. "Fluffy is incredible!" the clinic said. But even with her eight remaining lives, we hope she avoids the outdoors for a while.

"They got home just in time".

Fluffy's owners will keep her inside after her wild adventure. "They have a tendency to want to live", said veterinarian Dr. Jevon Clark.

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