Fluffy the cat survives being frozen in U.S. snow

Frozen, unresponsive cat brought back to life by vets

An "essentially frozen and unresponsive" cat found buried under a mountain of snow in Montana has been saved.

Dr. Jevon Clark of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell said Thursday that Fluffy was unresponsive and her body temperature didn't register on the clinic's thermometers when her owners brought her in a week earlier.

A vet says Fluffy's body temperature was so low - it was hard to get an IV into her.

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Fluffy was "thawed" out at the Animal Clinic of Kalispell.

Fluffy's owners plan to keep her indoors from now on, ABC News reports. China Corum, D.V.M., used a variety of methods to defrost Fluffy. Temperatures were hovering around 10 degrees outside at the time. Warm water, hair dryers, heated towels and a heated kennel had to be used to get her body temperature back to normal.

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One change for Fluffy though: She's now an indoor cat.

"She's crouched down looking like she's hunting something or something's in the snow bank", Clark said. "That's how we knew she was going to be OK", Dutter told TODAY.

"These crabby cats are survivors", Clark said.

Dutter told TODAY, "Dr. Clark has not seen this happen in his 20 years of practicing". She started moaning and growling at us and was her normal, lovingly crabby self.

He also said the owners hadn't done anything wrong and it was likely Fluffy got injured in some way that caused it to get stuck in that position. For Fluffy, her owners made a life-saving decision.

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