After being discovered alive by their dog two months after their home was destroyed by fire, a Michigan family is now calling their cat a “miracle cat.”
Ringer the cat has been imprisoned under the floor of the house since March, when a fire destroyed the house and nearly killed their dog, Chloe.
The dog was recovered by firefighters, who had to revive her with an improvised oxygen mask.
Ringer was luckily discovered alive by Chloe during the family’s first trip back to the house last weekend.
“This cat is a miracle,” Chloe and Ringer’s owner, Christine Marr, told. “This cat has been without food or water for two months in this area.” And Chloe had just discovered him in this hole.”
The firefighters are astounded as well.
“In search of that cat, we took up furniture, went around beds, looked in every nook and cranny,” said South Haven Area Emergency Services Chief Ronald Wise.
“Knowing that Chloe had discovered the cat is incredible. She is, without a doubt, a true hero. You wouldn’t believe the cat would live so long after you got it.”
Ringer had dropped half his body weight and was very emaciated.
Ms. Marr speculated, “We’re presuming he was eating bugs and spiders and stuff under there.”
She went on to explain that the veterinarian who is treating Ringer believes it is an extraordinary story of survival and that the cat will make a full recovery.
“I believe he used a few more lives than simply nine,” she concluded.