It has been a wild winter for Fluffy the cat. She was thawed out after getting buried in snow.
Her owners found her outside near their Montana home on January 31st. They took Fluffy to their animal hospital… unresponsive and encased in almost three inches of packed snow.
A vet says Fluffy’s body temperature was so low – it was difficult to get an IV into her.
They used warm water, hair dryers, heated towels and a heated kennel to get her body temperature back to normal.
It took seven hours, but eventually doctors were able to bring Fluffy’s body temperature back to normal.
“Cats are survivors. And I have learned a long time ago to never give up on animals. They are pretty amazing survivors and especially cats. Especially cats that are crabby… they have a tendency to want to live,” said veterinarian Dr. Jevon Clark.
Fluffy’s owners weren’t home when she got stuck in the snow, so they still aren’t sure exactly how it happened.
Luckily, she made it out just fine after spending a night in the ER.
The 3-year-old cat mostly stayed outdoors before… but now she’ll be staying inside where it’s nice and warm.