Her core temperature was below the limit of the thermometer. It took an hour to get her temperature up to normal. Awesome ability of the domestic cat to survive hence the 9 lives accolade.
- How many cats never survive the cold?
- How many people believe that cats have no problem with cold because they have coats and are able to seek out shelter sometimes?
- How long would a human last holed up in a shed with only a coat in frigid weather?
People rarely discuss the number of stray cats who die in the winter through hypothermia. We don’t know the numbers. It must quite high. The temperatures in some regions of America are extremely cold in winter.
The domestic cat is generally not able to survive outside of the domestic environment. Some individual cats will find a way but many will perish.