A kitten was near death from frigid temps when a Good Samaritan found her near a trash can, warmed her up and rushed her to the vet.
The kitten would soon have frozen to death had her rescuer not found her in time earlier this week as the temperature in Buffalo, Wyoming plunged below zero, with a wind chill of 20 below. She showed no signs of life when her rescuer brought her to the Buffalo Veterinary Clinic. Her body temp was so low it didn’t register on the thermometer and her heartbeat had become very faint.
The kitten was revived with heated-up bottles of antibiotic fluid placed on either side of her, warm towels, and fluids, and is expected to make a full recovery, though the staff vet treating her says she may have sustained minor brain injuries from her experience.
Kitty has been named The Great Scout, after a 1970s comedy/Western movie called The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday.
Veterinary Assistant Alyssa Cheser says she’s excited to bring Scout home with her and adopt her and she’s very grateful to the man who found her and saved her life.
“She was by a trash can frozen and they had picked up the trash and then they put her in the truck by the heating vent to try to warm her up. She’s pretty lucky they found her when they did because if she had been out just a few more hours, it wouldn’t have been a good story,” said Ms. Cheser.
Hypothermia is a serious concern for animals out of doors when the temperature drops below the freezing point, and this is the second such story to have made the news this week. No doubt, other animals are suffering out there and it’s time to be on the lookout for them in areas where it gets cold.