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Dog finds cat in rubble weeks after house fire

Family thought pet had died in blaze

Two months after a house fire occurred, a cat has been found alive in the rubble.

Chloe the dog, who was rescued by firefighters, sniffed out the Michigan family's pet, UPI reported. Christine Marr said the family thought the cat died in the blaze. 

"Looking for that cat, we picked up furniture, looked around beds, looked in every nook and cranny for that cat," said Chief Ronald Wise, of the South Haven Area Emergency Services, according to UPI. 

When the family visited the wreckage this week, Marr said that Chloe started digging and scratching at the floor.

"(We) heard a cat meowing so we got food to coax it out," Marr said in a Facebook post. "And out came Ringer our cat that we thought perished in the fire."

According to Marr, the cat was very skinny but doing well. The family took Ringer to an animal hospital, where he was hooked up to a feeding tube and will be slowly reintroduced to food.

"To know that Chloe had found the cat, that's amazing," Wise said. "She's a true hero, she is. To get that cat, you wouldn't think the cat would live that much longer."

Marr said that finding Ringer was her "Mother's Day miracle."

"We're assuming he was eating bugs and spiders and stuff under there," Marr said. "I think he used a bit more than just nine lives."


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