Veterinarians revive cat Fluffy that nearly froze to death in Montana

"It really is true that with hypothermia they aren't dead until they are warm and dead". Turns out it applies to cats, too.

For now Fluffy will remain an indoor cat, though Dutter said it may be hard to keep her inside since she knows how to get out.

When Fluffy's owners rushed her to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell, her temperature was so low, it didn't even register on a thermometer that has a bottom range of 90 degrees.

This feline may have just wasted one of her nine lives.

On Tuesday, the Animal Clinic of Kalispell posted photos of Fluffy on Facebook to share her story of "success and survival". It wasn't a rock-solid kind of frozen.

"You could tell it was a cat when she came in", Jevon Clark, a veterinarian at the animal clinic told USA Today.

"She was essentially frozen", said Andrea Dutter, executive director, reportedly. According to reports, the vet team used warm water, towels, hairdryers and intravenous fluids to slowly bring her back from the brink of death.

She had to be thawed out after getting buried in snow last month.

Unresponsive, with ice matted to her fur, Fluffy's owners prayed for a miracle as they carried their beloved pet into the Animal Clinic of Kalispell.

Fluffy the cat buried in snow was brought in to a vet frozen and unresponsive.

Fluffy reportedly had been living outside the house when new owners moved in within the last couple of years and adopted her.

Fluffy returned home after a night in the ER.

Vanessa Coleman