Frostbite

Continuing the story of the kitten frozen to the concrete storm drain….

Our rescuer used lukewarm water – a couple of tries because the water froze quickly – to free the back leg, warmed the 11-week-old kitten up and brought her in to the Nebraska Humane Society for emergency care. It was touch-and-go at first, as one front paw was severely swollen with frostbite and the back leg was broken and sustained frost damage.

When veterinarians X-rayed the back leg today, they determined the break was in a growth plate, so they amputated. Stormy is expected to make a full recovery and should be able to get around on three legs. The swelling in her front paw has gone down.

Stormy’s rescuer and her family plan to adopt the kitten.


The entire story, pictures and links can be found on the Nebraska Humane Society‘s webpage.

7 Responses to “Frostbite”

  1. Elizabeth Dyce

    Sep 27. 2018

    Gorgeous..

  2. Karen K. Ankers

    Sep 27. 2018

    This little girl is in her furever home now. Her name is Princess Ana. She had been trying to save her babies last winter when she succumed to sickness and cold. She had delivered two of her babies to the front steps of someones home and was probably on her way to get the rest when she collapsed on the sidewalk. The homeowners found her in the morning frozen to the sidewalk. They had to use warm water to get her off of the sidewalk. Sadly, the babies did not make it. Princess Ana is a survivor. She lost her ears and her eyes were also frozen so she has seriously impaired vision. She is the sweetest cuddle buddy.
    Although she has a sad past, she has a wonderful future.

    • Karen K. Ankers

      Sep 27. 2018

      She came to me as a foster. Purely temporary. I am happily a foster failure. She is by my side 24/7.

  3. Lois Giordano

    Sep 27. 2018

  4. Lois Giordano

    Sep 27. 2018

  5. Diane Richardson

    Sep 27. 2018

    So glad this beautiful little will have a wonderful future. God bless her and the people who rescued her!!

  6. Sherry Ogan

    Sep 27. 2018

    Thank you and God Bless the person who rescued her.