Cat found with frozen paws finds a new home

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photo  – This cat was found Feb. 6 in Holley by garbage workers with its paws frozen to the ground. After a rebound in health, the cat was adopted out to a family in Pittsford.

HOLLEY – A cat that was found between two garbage cans with its paws frozen to the ground has recovered from its injuries and been adopted to a home in Pittsford.

The white, underweight cat was found on Gulf Road by sanitation workers on a brutally cold Feb. 6. The skin had peeled from its paws and the cat appeared to have frostbite.

A Holley resident brought the cat to Wiley’s Animal Ark in Holley. Dr. Krista Wiley, owner of Wiley’s Animal Ark, said the cat nicknamed “Snowflake” still has tender feet, but the bruising has healed. The cat’s ears also turned back to a healthy pink color after about nine days of care.

Wiley and her staff also spayed and wormed the cat, “and fed her lots of calories to try to get her body condition improved.”