Animals

Kitten Nearly Freezes to Death on Highway

While paroling during a winter storm in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Cpl. Sean Chiddenton and Const. Ryan Oram of the RCMP swerved around what they thought was a block of ice on the highway.

"The partially-frozen lump stood up and started walking towards (Oram). It was a small orange kitten nearly frozen," Chiddenton said.

They believed that the kitten was hiding under a car trying to stay warm from the frigid cold weather.  "When the vehicle drove away he possibly was still in it and at some point he either jumped or fell out onto the highway. Traffic was going slow. The wet blowing snow stuck to him right away."

Oram picked up the kitten who could barely move and drove him to Prairie Animal Health Center where he was warmed up and fed.

"Kitten was about 4-5 months old very skinny. When he arrived at the clinic he wasn't moving and was crying. We did several warm water baths and fed him warmed canned food slurry, and by lunch time he was walking around," Prairie Animal Health Center told Love Meow.

The kitten bounced back really quickly, so when Chiddenton stopped by to check on the orange fluffy kitten he was happy to see that he was active and very vocal.

Ambrose, the new name for the kitten, has stolen the hearts at everyone at the clinic. He was later adopted by one of the doctors at Prairie Animal Health Center.

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