According to The Huffington Post on Wednesday, a driver who found a gray kitten frozen to the road in northeast Ohio and rescued it says she initially thought it was a chunk of ice and was shocked when it tried to move.
The Animal Protection League in Elyria Ohio already is getting requests to adopt the kitten, dubbed Frosty, once he’s been nursed back to health, according the organization’s chief financial officer, Shelley MacDonald.
“We’re hopeful he’ll make a full recovery,” MacDonald said as she held Frosty on Monday afternoon. The 4- or 5-month-old kitten was brought to the APL about 8:40 a.m. by Dara Taylor, who was on her way to work when she saw the cat, although at first she didn’t realize what it was.
Taylor found the cat Monday covered in ice, as though it had been in water, and it couldn't open its eyes. She says she freed the cat from the road and took it to the Friendship Animal Protective League.
“As I got out of the car, I could hear him meowing so loudly and pitifully and his little heart was beating so fast,” she said.
Taylor said the kitten was covered in ice like it had been in water. She said she managed to free Frosty, pick it up and take it to her car.
MacDonald said she hasn’t seen a cat frozen to a road before. The APL deals with mistreated animals all the time and sometimes that includes those that have been left outside in freezing temperatures.
For her part, Taylor said she was just happy that she was able to rescue Frosty from a dire fate, but she has no designs on adopting him. She said she already has a dog and a cat and her pet dander allergy won’t allow her to have any more in the house.
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