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    Default Cat survives four weeks eating frozen peas in chilled warehouse

    A lucky cat has survived after being trapped for four weeks in a chilled food warehouse - by eating frozen peas.
    The feline managed to survive temperatures of -2C (-28F) for a month in the warehouse before it was finally rescued by the RSPCA.
    The 12-month-old black and white tabby cat, who has been nicknamed 'Frosty' by RSPCA staff, is believed to have survived by eating frozen peas and licking moisture off icy food packets.


    Frosty the cat survived for four weeks in a chilled food warehouse by eating frozen peas


    However, Frosty did not manage to escape frostbite during his time in the freezing temperatures, and had to have both ears and his tail amputated following his ordeal at the frozen food distribution centre in Northamptonshire last month.
    He is now recovering at the RSPCA Woodside Animal Centre in Leicester and is expected to make a full recovery.
    RSPCA worker Rachel Allcock said: 'When he came into us he was pretty shy, which isn't surprising considering the ordeal he'd been through.
    'He's a lovely cat and he's become very playful. We're looking forward to his full recovery and getting him to his new home.'


    Animal Care Assistant Nicki Yorke with Frosty who had to have his ears and tail amputated after the ordeal


    Frosty, who is believed to have been trapped in the warehouse after entering in the back of a lorry, was spotted by staff in the warehouse early last month but escaped numerous attempts to catch him.
    The large warehouse is maintained at a constant temperature with its main doors closed except when large articulated lorries arrive to deliver or remove palletised cargo.
    Staff believe Frosty may have been too frightened to leave when he had the opportunity because of the noise and activity around the main doors.
    A spokesman for the warehouse, which has not been named, said: 'We think he'd been in the warehouse for at least four weeks.
    'He had been spotted on several occasions by staff but no-one could catch him.
    'We have trucks coming in from all over. He could have come from anywhere. We have no idea.
    'It's extremely cold in there. We were surprised that he survived. He's a very lucky boy. He was very frightened and obviously freezing cold.
    'One of the lads here has offered to re-home him, so he will take him home as soon as he's well enough.
    'A lot of people were really concerned about him and wanted to know how he was getting on so we're trying to organise a collection.'
    The RSPCA caught Frosty in a humane trap after leaving it overnight baited with cat treats, milk and water.
    RSPCA spokesman Steve Sellars said: 'It's incredible that Frosty survived for so long in such a harsh environment.'

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1255625/Cat-survives-weeks-eating-frozen-peas-chilled-warehouse.html#ixzz0hMiyUodz

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    Poor kitty!
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    Poor baby. He still looks scared and skittish.

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    Awww kitteh!!
    God love him, what a little trooper!

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    The kitty almost looks like a Scottish fold cat, judging by the ear amputation...he has now used up one his nine lives.

    Thank God for frozen peas -- provided the kitty with nutrition and water!

    I hope that he finds a warm loving forever home where his adoptive 'purrents' will keep him inside; if outside, tethered on a long leash.

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    'One of the lads here has offered to re-home him, so he will take him home as soon as he's well enough.
    I'm glad he's already got a home lined up. He's a cutie.

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    Geez, if they knew he was there, why did they wait so long to trap him?

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    704 guests?wtf..
    Poor little kitty,i am glad he is fine.
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    Now it has dropped to only 475. Hellloooo?
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    It's 738 but who's counting?

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