Boy Scout Finds Cat Buried in Tornado Rubble for 6 Days

Life With Cats is reader-supported. We may earn a small commission through products purchased using links on this page.
Petmom Jo Humann holds her cat Egor while standing amid tornado debris in Moore, OK on Sunday.


Egor is back with his family after a Boy Scout doing tornado relief work in Moore, OK on Sunday found him in the rubble of his home, where the thirteen year old cat had been buried for six days following the devastating tornado of Monday, May 20.

 Scout JustinHulmerangel is from Troop 787 out of Carrollton, TX , which traveled to Moore, OK on Sunday to help pass out donated items and help with the clean up effort. Justin found Egor as volunteers searched the rubble of Jo Humann’s house, and later posed for the photo below with Egor’s grateful family.

Egor was taken to OSU’s College of Veterinary Health Sciences Teaching Hospital following his rescue and an examination by a vet at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry’s triage center. He needed IV fluids, his blood pressure was low and his liver function needed to be checked after his going for several days without food and water.

In addition to running the pet triage center, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is taking displaced tornado pets, and is networking to help reunite them with their families.

Jo told Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry staffers, “Our family is complete. Egor our 13 year old cat was found after 6 days of being trapped in the ruins of our home from the tornado. Thank you for taking care of him during his time of need. God Bless you all!!”

Pictured from left to right, Egor’s family, Garrett Humann and Jo Humann. Debby Rich and then Justin H R. the Boy Scout who found Egor the cat.
Photo via Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts


3 thoughts on “Boy Scout Finds Cat Buried in Tornado Rubble for 6 Days”

  1. God Bless this boy!!! and Thank You God for keeping Egor safe til they could get to him!

  2. I’m so happy for Egor and family, and thank God Justin found the kitty. But I am concerned for kitty’s health. Hopefully he’ll be ok-I surely hope so.

Leave a Comment