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WHEELING, W.Va -

UPDATE:

WTRF has learned that a cat named Jack who was found frozen to a bridge in Ohio County a few weeks ago is quickly recovering.

According to K.E.Y. Animal Hospital's Facebook page, Jack's tissue damage was so bad that they unfortunately had to cut off her back feet and part of her tail. They say that hasn't stopped her from playing and that she is getting around on her own. They say once she is completely healed, Jack will be fitted with special prosthetics that will help her walk more efficiently.


ORIGINAL STORY:

A cat found frozen to an Ohio County bridge is slowly recovering.

The cat is now in the care of Dr. Yurko and his wife Jennifer, of K.E.Y. Animal Hospital in Wheeling. She's staying at their home where Jennifer can care for her around the clock.

She's improving every day, and is now able to use the litter box and eat and drink on her own. 

As for her back legs and tail, that were frozen solid almost a week ago when she was found, Dr. Yurko says they are still waiting. He needs to give them time to see how they heal from the frostbite. That could take weeks.

"She might be totally fine, she might not," he says. "We'll take care of that. While she is improving, it could be a couple of weeks before we really figure out what we have to do and when we have to do it."


Dr. Yurko is not sure if she'll be able to keep all of her tail, and one back is doing better than the other. He said adoption is in her future. However, it could take her quite a few months to be ready for a forever home.