A very lucky cat in Montana is happy and healthy after being thawed out — literally — at an animal clinic over the past week following a miraculous rescue.
The owners of Fluffy, who live in Kalispell, Montana, in the far northwest of the state, found her in a snow bank on Jan. 31. She was unresponsive, with her fur matted with ice.
The low in nearby Whitefish was a bone-chilling 8 degrees on Jan. 31, and they had received about 16 inches of snow for the month.
Dr. Jevon Clark, who works at the Animal Clinic of Kalispell, told ABC News that when Fluffy was brought to the clinic her temperature was so slow it didn’t even register on a thermometer. The thermometer has a bottom range of 90 degrees and cats’ temperatures usually are around 101 degrees.
After around two hours of using warm water and some blankets, the cat’s temperature was still very low, so they took her to the emergency room. After a few more hours, Fluffy began to show signs of recovery.
The animal hospital shared the good news on Tuesday morning that Fluffy had made a full recovery and is back at home with her owners.
“Fluffy is amazing!” the hospital shared on Facebook. The clinic shared a photo of the unfrozen Fluffy, showcasing her beautiful, long fur.
One change for Fluffy though: She’s now an indoor cat.