Updated: "Frosty" the kitten survives after being found frozen to the road in Elyria

ELYRIA, Ohio - UPDATE (2/27/14 3:20 p.m.):  Frosty underwent surgery Thursday for amputation of his tail.  Dr. Urig is now keeping a close eye on the cats paws which are beginning to slough off due to frostbite or salt.  


UPDATE (2/18/14 2:10 p.m.): Frosty is eating canned food and purring. His body temperature is back up to normal. Frosty still has cold in his eyes, which is preventing him from opening them all the way. He is scheduled to go back to the vet on Thursday for a check-up. He is expected to be up for adoption in a minimum of 10 to 14 days for now. The Friendship APL has already received a ton of phone calls from people interested in adopting Frosty.


A kitten is recovering after being found frozen to the side an Elyria road Monday morning.

A woman brought the kitten to the Friendship APL on Murray Road in Elyria after finding it covered in ice, frozen to the ground on Route 57 and Griswold Road around 8:30 a.m., according to a spokesperson from the Friendship Animal Protective League.

The spokesperson said the passer-by originally thought the kitten was a dirty clump of ice, but then got a weird sense and followed up to discover the suspected “dirty ice” was actually a small black kitten.

The woman picked up the kitten and immediately took it to the APL.

The spokesperson said the male kitten was covered in ice and couldn’t move when it arrived.

Shortly after, the cat started to meow once it was brought into the treatment room.

The spokesperson said the kitten doesn’t appear to have frostbite, but cannot open its eyes due to a bad upper respiratory issue, which is basically a “kitty cold.”

The kitten, which is now referred to as "Frosty" is recovering, while cuddling in a heating blanket.

The APL spokesperson is optimistic the kitten will be okay.

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