- Dara Taylor of Elyria, Ohio found the 5-month-old kitten on her way to work Monday
- Taylor took it to a shelter, where rescuers managed to bring the cat back to life and have dubbed him Frosty
Daily Mail Reporter
14:18 GMT, 19 February 2014
14:57 GMT, 19 February 2014
A driver who found a gray kitten frozen to the road in Ohio and rescued it says she initially thought it was a dirty chunk of ice.
Which is exactly what the 5-month-old cat was encased in when Dara Taylor saw it on her way to work Monday, stopped the car and pried the helpless animal off the road.
‘I thought it was a chunk of ice in the middle of the road,’ Taylor said. ‘When I got closer, it moved. That freaked me out.’
Frosty: An Ohio driver spotted a dark chunk of ice that turned out to be a 5-month-old kitten frozen to the road on her way to work Monday
Taylor told the Lorain County Chronicle-Telegram the cat was even unable to open its own eyes, but he tenaciously clung to life
‘As I got out of the car, I could hear him meowing so loudly and pitifully and his little heart was beating so fast,’ she said.
Taylor took the kitten to the Friendship Animal Protective League, where workers immediately set to warming him up.
They also named him Frosty.
Rescued: Dara Taylor of Elyria pried the crying kitty off the road and took it to an area animal rescue where workers managed to warm him up and named him Frosty
Frosty also had an infection that left him unable to open his eyes. Rescue workers say they’ve never seen a cat frozen to the road before, even in frigid northern Ohio
The group’s chief financial officer, Shelley MacDonald, said Frosty is being treated for a respiratory infection. Officials are hopeful he will fully recover.
McDonald said she’s never seen a cat frozen to the road before. She also thinks this one may not even be a stray.
Frosty’s warm demeanor around people suggest he’s been taken care of by humans in the past.
The organization says it is already getting adoption requests for the kitte since Taylor–who has a cat, dog and a dander allergy already–is unable to take him in.
Looking for a home: Now Frosty is in search of owners. Taylor already had a cat, a dog and a dander allerfy to deal with and was unable to take the little guy in