Feel Good Friday – Tornado Cat Found

by admin on June 3, 2011

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David June 3, 2011 at 4:32 am

I’m so glad the cat is back safe.

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PrincessSimmi June 3, 2011 at 6:55 am

Knowing how much I love my cats, I would have been devastated if something happened to them – I’m so glad she got her baby back. It really makes me feel good.

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Aje June 3, 2011 at 7:07 am

Awww…. :) Family.

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ellesee June 3, 2011 at 8:23 am

I would be so heartbroken if my cat was gone in a disaster. Don’t care about my furniture or clothes, I love my cat. So glad the cat found her way home!

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The Elf June 3, 2011 at 8:43 am

I love how you can hear the intense purr through the microphone. It isn’t just Judy who is over the moon.

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SHOEGAL June 3, 2011 at 9:00 am

Wonderful story. I’m so glad the Katie (the cat) found her way home. Pets mean so much.

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abbie June 3, 2011 at 9:03 am

I have yet to make it thru this clip or the one with the hurt doggie that crawled home without a full water works display. Anyone that is as (overly) sensitive to critter interest stories as I am might want to get the tissue ready. =)

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Martha June 3, 2011 at 9:44 am

Awwwwwwwww, That one made me cry. I am so glad her kitty made it home to her, she may have lost her house but her best things survived!

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Blaze June 3, 2011 at 9:45 am

I wouldn’t know what to do if I lost one of my “babies” during a natural disaster. I’m so very glad this woman got her baby back safe and sound.

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Rachel June 3, 2011 at 10:24 am

Perfect pick me up video before I head into work.

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LadyAngel June 3, 2011 at 11:42 am

I saw something similar on the news for Japan. Lady returns to her tsunami devestated house and a news crew is with her. She’s showing them all the destruction and they find some cat toys and she tearfully tells about how she’s not seen her cat since the earthquake and tsunami. They work their way farther into the house and suddenly hear a ‘Meow!’ (‘Niao!’ in Japanese) from the stairs to the second floor and there’s her cat!

I cried both at that one and this one.

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Louise June 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm

That woman is lucky, and I’m glad she has all her cats with her. I bet the cats are happy to be back to their little society. Our cat is old, sick and, alas, not that bright, so I would fret horribly if he were lost.

Our cat would have been thinking, “Should not have come back” the second we put him in his carrier. :-P

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aiti June 3, 2011 at 9:20 pm

LadyAngel – do you have a link to video for the cat in Japan?

I, too, love how you can hear the cat purring in the microphone.

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paul June 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I’m not a soft person, and I’m rarely affected by stories but something about this poor old woman who wanted nothing more than her cats, and her reaction when she found it on camera, really touched me.

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HonorH June 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

The Elf–the purr is what got to me, too. Seems that cat was just as glad to find its human as its human was to find it!

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Beanzzz June 5, 2011 at 10:58 am

Check out this newborn kitten’s survival story, found after the devastating tornadoes in central Massachusetts on June 1.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1342850 (to see picture)

A tiny survivor of Wednesday’s tornado was miraculously found mewing in a tree and now little Toto is awaiting a new home.
“To come upon this little 3-week-old animal that survived all this destruction and devastation, it’s amazing,” said Brian O’Connor, rescue services manager of the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
A tree worker laboring to clean up downed trees and branches found the kitten perched on a limb in twister-ravaged Brimfield on Thursday, O’Connor said.
“I don’t know how it got up there,” O’Connor said.
A firefighter swaddled the kitten in a towel and carried it in a box to the emergency control center about 9 p.m. Thursday, turning it over to rescue techs who had spent the day roaming Brimfield with a large-animal veterinarian to check in on domestic and farm animals.
The kitten’s mother and litter mates have not been found.
“At that age, they’re still nursing,” O’Connor said. “It probably wouldn’t have survived all that long. It’s probably very, very fortunate that it was found.”
The orphaned kitty is being bottle-fed at the ARL’s Dedham location and will go home with a rescue tech for foster care, spokeswoman Jennifer Wooliscroft said.

Good luck, Toto.

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AS June 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm

This is really a very touching story. Like others here, I am so glad too that the lady found her feline friend.

This reminds me of a bit of a related story I read about when the Indian Ocean Tsunami hit south of India. A 7-year old boy was rescued from under the waters by their family dog. Apparently, the mother was the only adult at home with her 3 children, and she picked up the 2 youngest and hoping that her older son would follow her to higher grounds. But it was too late when she realized he wasn’t following. The family dog stuck with the boy, and pulled him out of water with his collar as soon as the wave calmed down.

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LadyAngel June 6, 2011 at 7:54 am

This is it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXn3JYJLAao&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1

The announcer is saying how they go into the lady’s house. She shows the cameraman what’s left of her dining room. She mentions she hears her cat. That the cat is on the second floor. The camer aman says, “Yokatta desu ne.” or “Thank goodness!” The woman calls for the cat. His name is Nonnon or Non-chan. Unfortunately my Japanese isn’t good enough to translate what the cameraman says at the end, but I think it’s a recap that they found the cat alive in the house.

The original I saw was a news broadcast so there was more to it, but that’s all I could find via YouTube and Google.

Also the picture of the GIANT whirlpool with the boat swirlin g around in it? That was taken about 20 minutes north up the coast from where I used to live a few years ago.

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Rachel June 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm

These videos make me cry! I don’t care if I lost everything I had as long as my family and my pets were safe. Things are things and they can be replaced. Family can’t.

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