Meet Icee: Tale of a Frozen Cat That Will Warm Your Heart

One frigid Friday morning, animal control got a call about a cat that may or may not be alive under a deck. When they got there, they found a cat so cold it was rigid. Its eyes were closed. There was no movement. And then ...

Here's a heartwarming tale of how people at the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter fought to bring the cat (aptly named Icee) back from the brink of death:

"Whatcha got there?" the shelter director, Mary Steinbeiser, asks when officer Cheri France arrives and puts the carrying crate on the counter.

"A cat," France says. "I'm not sure if it's still alive."

Steinbeiser pulls the black and white cat, so cold it's rigid, out of the carrier. The eyes are closed. There's no movement. This is an awful moment for anyone who loves animals. She steels herself. And then hears the tiniest squeak.

The women exchange glances. It looks really bad. But Steinbeiser
thrusts the cat at France, who unzips her jacket and presses the cat close to her body, then zips back up ...

Sharon Peters of USA Today's Paw Print Post has the story: Link


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