Miraculous recovery! Vets ‘thaw’ cat frozen in polar vertex back to life
Washington, Feb 10: It's almost like bringing a frozen fast food out of the refrigerator and thawing it. Fluffy is a cat which found itself out in the extreme cold in the US during the polar vortex. The feline nearly froze to death a week ago near her home in Kalispell in northwest Montana. However, as they say cats have nine lives, she managed to cling on to life, thanks to the veterinarians' special effort.
According to the doctors, Fluffy was unresponsive first and her body temperature was too low to be measured by the thermometers.
Then the doctors took to 'thaw' the animal by using cage warmers, intravenous fluids to warm the animal and the ice that got stuck in its fur was carefully removed. The cat was found 'half-frozen' by her owners last Thursday, February 7. Doctors suspected Fluffy to be sitting on one place for a very long time as the drifting snow formed a crust around her body.
After the three-year-old animal regained its consciousness and showed signs of movement, it was sent to the emergency ward to get its body temperature raised. Fluffy made it thereafter even as many people died in the extreme weather conditions that hit vast areas in Mid-west US.
The Animal Clinic of Kalispell then posted Fluffy's pictures on Facebook that went viral with social media users expressing surprise over the furry animal's miraculous escape.