Cat Rescued After Being Found Frozen To Dedham Shipping Container

DEDHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A stray cat in Dedham has used up one of his nine lives.

Schooner, a two-year-old long-haired cat, was found frozen to a shipping container behind a restaurant in Dedham during last week's cold snap.

He's now being treated at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. They said it's likely his fur was wet, and with below-freezing temperatures, he immediately became stuck.

Animal Control was able to safely remove him. Luckily, he didn't suffer from any hypothermia, but ARL Animal Care Associate Annabelle Goldstein said he is a little underweight.

"He is in good spirits," She said. "He definitely has a couple of pounds that he could stand to gain, and he's already slowly starting to gain weight here with us on a routine feeding schedule, so he's already making great progress on his road to recovery. We are working on getting him up to a healthy weight."

He'll be neutered by the veterinary staff, and then when he's back up to weight, he'll be put up for adoption.

"He's definitely very affectionate, very friendly, and eager to be loved!" Goldstein said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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