Monday, March 15, 2010

Frosty the Cat Survives a Month in Refrigerated Warehouse

Courtesy of Steve Sellers/RSPCA
Frosty the cat made it out of a deep-freeze alive after two days in –28-degree temps, but he lost both his ears, his tail and his "little boy things" to frostbite.

For four to five weeks, the 1-year-old black-and-white tabby had been spotted wandering in and out of a refrigerated warehouse that stores frozen food for a large supermarket chain in the U.K. It's believed he first got to the warehouse from the bed of a freight truck, and fed off of frozen peas to sustain himself.

Warehouse workers had tried to catch Frosty, but couldn't until the cat found his way into the deep-freeze section last month, where he remained for somewhere between 24 and 48 hours.

Because he was half-frozen and unable to move as quickly, Frosty was picked up by an animal collection officer and whisked off to the RSPCA. Due to his severe frostbite, one of his ears fell off on its own, and a vet decided to remove Frosty's other ear and tail, as they would have fallen off eventually.

"Since then, he's been on the mend, and has had lots of attention, as you can imagine," RSPCA officer Steve Sellers tells PEOPLEPets.com. "He's livening up a little bit, and more of his personality is coming out every day."

The RSPCA has received over a hundred calls from people interested in adopting Frosty, eight of whom claimed Frosty was their cat. So far, none of those claims have matched up, but the good news is that Frosty already has a likely new home with warehouse employee Danny Brown.

"He's been up to visit almost every other day," Sellers says. "Frosty certainly reacts better to the ladies than the men, but he's getting used to Danny now."

Brown, who is contemplating a name change for Frosty, had considered calling the cat Shrink Wrap Tiger Brown in honor of the shrink wrapping department at the warehouse, "but he may be rethinking that now."

15 comments:

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh it is sad that he got trapped but great that he has found a good home!

Kea said...

Oh, dear, how awful that he was trapped and lost his ears and tail, but we're sure he'll be happy--and well cared for--in his new forever home! We hope his recovery is quick!

The Creek Cats said...

Bless his heart! So lucky to have survived!

Jacqueline said...

Oh, how sad Frosty was trapped and had to lose his ears and tail...We sure hope he finds a loving home with Danny; Frosty deserves to have something good come from this sad situation...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Tuck said...

I'm glad he made it out!! He is one lucky cat!

meowmeowmans said...

That must've been so scary. We're glad he survived, though.

Ayla and Iza, said...

OH. MY. BAST!!!

That poor kitty!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I heard about this, poor thing. I'm sure he will be going to a good home now though.

Eric and Flynn said...

Poor Frosty. We are glad he survived and is getting a Forever Home.

K9friend said...

I'm glad Frosty's in a warm and safe place now!

Daisy said...

Ah, poor sweet Frosty! I am so glad he survived his terrible ordeal, and got a Forever home now.

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that Frosty survived his ordeal and will be going to a good home now. I am giving you the Sunshine award because you have brought sunshine into my life with your nice comments.

Herman

Twinkietinydog said...

Ouchies. Poor kat! I'm glad he's okay, correction, it's okay :) Sorry, couldn't help myself with the little joke. As for the new name, a bit much, I agree
Twinkie

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Poor little darling!!
May never be cold again.
Is it our imagination or do we see an unusual amount of stories like these coming out of the UK?

Marg said...

We are so glad that Frosty survived even if he did have to lose an ear and a tail. What a wonderful story. I always like to hear stories about the ones that get rescued.