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Ohio driver rescues kitten found frozen to road

ELYRIA, Ohio -- A driver who found a gray kitten frozen to the road in northeast Ohio and rescued it says she initially thought it was a chunk of ice and was shocked when it tried to move.

Dara Taylor of Elyria told The Chronicle-Telegram she found the cat Monday covered in ice, as though it had been in water, and it couldn't open its eyes. She freed the cat from the road and took it to the Friendship Animal Protective League.

The group's chief financial officer, Shelley McDonald, said the male cat had warmed up and was being treated for a respiratory infection. Officials are hopeful he will fully recover.

McDonald told  CBS-affiliate station 19 Action News that the kitten, lovingly named Frosty, is showing health improvements daily.

 Frosty is now able to open his eyes, which were previously plagued by an infection. He is also eating and drinking well.

"Things are progressing," McDonald said. "He will probably go back to the vet tomorrow (Thursday)."

The interest to adopt Frosty has been high, but according to McDonald, Frosty will not be available for another two weeks while his recuperation continues.

"We want to make sure Frosty is completely well," McDonald added.


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