Kitten Found Frozen And Barely Clinging To Life Has Miraculous Recovery In Days

February 6, 2017

Now that winter is officially here, everyone is layering up with as many sweaters, jackets, and scarves as possible.

Humans aren’t born with fur to keep them warm during cold weather, so we need all the clothing we can get. But just because cats and dogs have fur, doesn’t mean they’re safe.

One man discovered this in a scary manner. He opened his window to find a cat frozen to a blanket on his windowsill. It had gotten so dreadfully cold, the poor cat could not move at all.

Thankfully, the kitten, now named Elsa, has a new lease on life. Which is incredible, given it was assumed she wouldn’t even make it through the night.

As temperatures continue to drop, it is always smart to look out for animals that might have gotten stuck in the cold weather, like this other cat that was found frozen to the ground.

[H/T: Love Meow]

The Humane Society of Utah

Elsa was discovered by David, who thankfully acted fast and got her to help quickly. She had gotten stuck somehow and was frozen to a blanket on his windowsill.

The Humane Society of Utah

When she was brought into the foster department of the Humane Society of Utah, she was as cold as ice. They didn’t expect her to hold on for long. Though one of the vets quickly got to work to raise Elsa’s temperature.

The Humane Society of Utah

Elsa was given fluids to rehydrate her and heated blankets to keep her warm. Slowly, she began to show signs that she had the energy of the 10-week-old kitten she was.

The Humane Society of Utah

She was given the name Elsa by the foster staff at the Humane Society of Utah, as she likes to sing to get their attention, and clearly the cold doesn’t bother her!

Though she is healing now, she did suffer damage from the cold. Her ears show signs of frostbite.

The Humane Society of Utah

“She is in foster care with one of our foster staff members who reported today that although she is still skinny and has been eating wet food, she is beginning to take interest in dry food,” Deann Shepherd, director of marketing and communications at the Humane Society of Utah, told LittleThings.

As any cat parent would know, Elsa’s interest in dry food is great news. While they do not know if her ears will need to be removed, Elsa is still a very affectionate and happy kitten.

You can see how sweet she is in the video below. Here’s to a speedy recovery!

Please SHARE Elsa’s story with all your friends and family this winter to warn them about animals trapped in the cold!