Kitten found frozen to side of Ohio roadway survives; 'Frosty' recovering at shelter

ELYRIA, Ohio - A kitten was recovering Monday after it was found frozen to the side of a road, animal advocates in Ohio said.

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

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, WEWS reported. 

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 was optimistic the kitten will be okay.

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