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Cat Survives Almost 4 Weeks in Rubble

Sheri H
September 10th, 2009, 11:34 AM
What a miracle that this kitty survived so long and had the will to fight to live.

Ohio cat discovered alive in the rubble almost 4 weeks following building fire in Ohio

FRANKLIN, Ohio - A woman's pet cat has been found alive, buried beneath debris 26 days after an Ohio fire.

Sandy LaPierre says she assumed 1-year-old Smoka had died from the Aug. 10 fire in Franklin, about 30 miles (48 kilometres) north of Cincinnati. The blaze broke out in a building housing a flower shop and LaPierre's second-floor apartment.

A demolition company moved in to tear down what was left of the building the day after the fire. A crew from Stark Wrecking Co. came back Sept. 4 to clear away the rubble and found Smoka's head sticking out from under 16 feet (nearly 5 metres) of debris.

LaPierre says her female cat lost a lot of weight and has been gobbling down food to make up for it. She says Smoka has some difficulty walking but otherwise seems OK.

September 10th, 2009, 11:48 AM
What a miracle! It was not this cat's 'appointment' to cross the bridge. The lady must be absolutely thrilled that her cat found a way to survive. Incredible story.

September 10th, 2009, 12:41 PM
You are right, that is a miracle. I wonder how many lives that kitty had to give up over the past 4 weeks.

September 10th, 2009, 02:32 PM
I saw that this morning. The cat is a small girl, not at all big. Cats are really just amazing little creatures.

September 20th, 2009, 01:45 AM
What a happy reunion that must have been and a total shock to the cat's owner. Now that's a miracle!