How Fluffy the frozen cat was brought back from the dead

Frozen, unresponsive cat brought back to life by vets

A cat's normal internal body temperature is 38 degrees.

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

After this, I'm bloody hoping that Fluffy is given a new life as an indoor cat, destined to purr by the fire through future winters.

The cat's owners said they came home to find Fluffy in a hard-packed snowbank, as though the animal had been sitting in one spot for a long time while the blowing snow drifted up around it.

"These crabby cats are survivors", said Dr Jevon Clark of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell.

Fluffy immediately after her thaw.

Amid the deep freeze that has swept across the USA, an astonishing sight greeted staff at an animal hospital - a cat frozen in snow.

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Clark says Fluffy has always lived outdoors.

"Amazing success and survival story from this week", wrote Montana's Animal Clinic of Kalispell on Facebook. Her temperature was very low but after many hours she recovered and is now completely normal.

"I suspect that something traumatic happened", Clark said. The clinic said there were some signs of injury and they believe she couldn't get to her "warm spot".

The 3-year-old cat was mostly an outdoor cat that the owners "acquired" when they moved into their new home.

Clark said Fluffy's owners plan to try to keep her inside for now.

I'm not sure if this was Fluffy's attempt at being cast in the adaptation of Stephen King's animal horror, Pet Sematary, but if anything it's a flawless example of why we should be taking care of our pets, and other wildlife, during periods of extreme weather.

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