Holiday Miracle: Family Finds Frozen Kitten in Snow, Saves Its Life with CPR
Bear Lake in Garden City, Utah, is the new Bethlehem this holiday season, at least for one miracle fur baby
Bear Lake in Garden City, Utah, is the new Bethlehem this holiday season, at least for one miracle fur baby.
On Thanksgiving morning, the Bingham family kids ran outside to play in the freshly fallen snow. Less than 30 seconds into his romp, one of the young boys stumbled over a small white kitten who was all but camouflaged by the white stuff. He scooped up the seemingly lifeless, frozen animal and rushed it inside while his older brother filmed with a GoPro camera.
Once in the house, the quick-thinking rescue team brought the kitten to warm up in front of the fireplace and began to administer tiny chest pumps of CPR, according to Fox13Now. The Binghams began to think their efforts were futile, and the brother filming even turned off the camera in respect. But, lo and behold, after an hour’s worth of thawing out and continuous small cat CPR, the kitten was revived.
A few hours later, the kitten was wrapped in a towel and resting inside a box and even eating a little bit. By the day’s end, the precious and very lucky little guy was up on his paws and mewing.
A cousin took the kitten, now called Lazarus (named for Saint Lazarus, who the Bible says Jesus brought back to life), home with her and then to a veterinarian where he got all his shots. This miracle meower is now living happily with his new family.
As kitten resurrections go, this one is pretty epic. And judging from his latest video update, the white fluffball has no recollection of his harrowing ordeal. Hopefully his next eight lives will be a lot less dramatic.