Rescuers had to pour warm water over Elsa to unfreeze her and bring her to safety. "It took about a half an hour to get her unfrozen from the ground," rescuer Patricia Trevino told WJBK Detroit. "She didn't start crying until the water was poured on her."
Elsa's toes were still frozen together when she was brought to nearby Healthy Paws Medical Center, and a veterinarian who treated Elsa was reportedly too upset to speak with reporters.
The medical center posted an update on Wednesday that Elsa is, amazingly, doing well, though she will likely need one paw amputated. "Our quick update for now is that she is eating well, very perky, and has some pep back in her step," the center wrote on Facebook. "We are going to take xrays shortly to assess her swollen leg to check for any potential breaks or fractures."