Rescuers save a frozen kitten from the snow – and fear for her survival
A tiny kitten, only a few months old, was found wandering through the Massachusetts streets in the depth of winter. It seems she had been abandoned and left to fend for herself in the freezing snow.
Published on the 21/06/2019, 20:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:25
Kitten is given a second chance
The frozen kitten was picked up and taken to The Odd Cat Sanctuary in the city. When the vet examined the small kitty, who rescuers named Shireen, he found that the cat’s ears had frozen solid as she had been outdoors for far too long in the icy conditions.
The good news reported by the vet was that although the kitten’s ears had been severely damaged by frostbite, she was still able to hear just fine. It was discovered that Shireen also has a medical condition that affects her eyelids, which don’t completely close.
The long road to recovery
Although Shireen’s health was suffering, staff at The Odd Cat Sanctuary knew that they had to help her recuperate. The kitten is now recovering, although her eyelids will still not close fully. All that matters now is that a new family is found for Shireen.
A new family volunteer to take the frozen kitten
Happily, for the kitty, Bill Coggeshall, a cat lover, followed her story on Instagram and he knew he had to offer to adopt her. She moved in with her new family last February, and has now settled in with her three new cat siblings, Lord Stannis, Lil Becca and Lady Sansa.
Thankfully, Shireen will never again have to experience the cold, freezing winter in Massachusetts. She's an indoor cat now!