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Good Samaritan Saves Frostbitten Cat
DUBLIN (Jen French) -- A good samaritan found two frostbitten felines abandoned in the cold. Veterinarians say its a reminder to pet owners that even their fury friends can freeze.
Though Sugar the cats ears are matted and bloody, she can still hear. She and another cat were found freezing on a Vinton County womans front porch over the weekend. The other animal didnt make it, but Sugar survived. Sugar was given to the Ohio SPCA and a fund for the animals medical expenses has been set up.
"It's the same in humans. Our toes and our fingers are the first things to have problems with frostbite, Michelle Gonzalez, Veterinarian at Rascal Animal Hospital in Dublin.
Gonzales said the one year old cat is severely underweightonly about five poundsbut her chances are good. The cat will never lose its hearing, but will need its frostbitten ears removed.
While the cat fights through her pain, Gonzales said its a reminder to pet owners to listen to their pets.
"The biggest thing is protecting them from the wind. So if they can bring them indoors--or even a heated garage. It's going to be the best way, Gonzales said.