Animals have an incredible will to live. They’ve been known to survive seemingly impossible situations, pulling back from the very brink of death.
One cat found herself closer to that edge than she’d ever been. Fluffy, a feline from Kalispell, Montana, loves roaming around outside, but doing so in the bitter cold of winter nearly cost the sweet girl her life.
In 2019, her humans were horrified to find her lying unresponsive outside, literally frozen in a snowbank near their home. The poor thing was injured, and her fur was completely matted in snow and ice. It was a wonder she was still alive.
They rushed her to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell, where their medical team used warm water and blankets to increase her body heat. Cats normally have a temperature of around 101 degrees, but Fluffy’s was so low it didn’t even register on a thermometer.
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After a few hours, she still wasn’t warm enough, so they took her to the emergency room for greater measures. It took a couple more hours, but she finally started recovering!
Soon, the animal hospital was sharing the good news on Facebook that Fluffy the death-defying cat was finally ready to go home! Thousands shared the clinic’s post, with hundreds more commenting to thank them for saving her life.
“So glad the veterinarians and technicians and the owner worked hard to save this cat!” one person wrote.
Another added, “This is a miracle with some quick thinking on the part of her ‘parents’ and this wonderful vet! This outdoor cat has certainly used up one of her nine lives! She is so lucky that she found such amazing care. LOVE this story!”
While Fluffy is feeling well enough to explore the great outdoors again, her owners said they’re going to keep her inside when it gets cold. They’re just happy she’s safe and alive — as we all are!
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