Cat found frozen in ice on pond is euthanized

Associated Press
Friday, January 26, 2018

An animal welfare group said despite a valiant effort by firefighters to save a cat found frozen to a Newton pond, the animal had to be euthanized due to other ailments.

Lisa Dennison of the New Hampshire Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals told NH1 News she “applauds the effort” of all those who offered their help and support for the cat.

The Newton Fire Department received a call about the cat Thursday. The cat’s back paws and tail were frozen in the ice, and it had a chunk of ice on its back.

Authorities and an animal control officer used warm water, towels and a heating pad on the cat.

There was no ID on the cat, and police posted a photo on Facebook. Police believe it was feral.