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ELYRIA, Ohio (CBSNews.com/AP)--A driver who found a gray kitten frozen to the road in northeast Ohio and rescued it says she initially thought it was a chunk of ice and was shocked when it tried to move.

Dara Taylor of Elyria toldThe Chronicle-Telegramshe found the cat Monday covered in ice, as though it had been in water, and it couldn't open its eyes. She freed the cat from the road and took it to the Friendship Animal Protective League.

The group's chief financial officer, Shelley McDonald, said the male cat had warmed up and was being treated for a respiratory infection. Officials are hopeful he will fully recover.

McDonaldtoldCBS-affiliate station 19 Action Newsthat the kitten, lovingly named Frosty, is showing health improvements daily.

Frosty is now able to open his eyes, which were previouslyplagued by an infection. He is also eating and drinking well.

"Things are progressing," McDonald said. "Hewill probably go back to the vet tomorrow (Thursday)."

The interest to adopt Frostyhas been high, but according to McDonald, Frosty will not be available for another two weeks while his recuperation continues.

"We want to make sure Frosty is completely well," McDonald added.

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