DENVER (CBS4)– A kitten was saved from near death after being found outside in a Denver family’s yard Thursday morning when temperatures reached well below zero overnight.

The three-to-four month old kitten was still alive when the family brought her to the Dumb Friends League. Her temperature would not register on the thermometer, it was below 90 degrees and she was unresponsive.

(credit: Dumb Friends League)

(credit: Dumb Friends League)

The veterinary staff placed her on a bed of heating pads and warming bottles and administered warm IV fluids to get her temperature up. They also used a hairdryer to keep her warm.

After more than an hour she finally began to perk up and veterinarians were able to stabilize her temperature and feed her some food.

(credit: Dumb Friends League)

(credit: Dumb Friends League)

The staff named her Elsa. She is expected to make a full recovery and will eventually be made available for adoption.

The Dumb Friends League wants to remind everyone if they see a cat or other pet left outside in the potentially deadly elements, to bring it to the nearest shelter.

(credit: Dumb Friends League)

(credit: Dumb Friends League)

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