Missing cat reunited with owner after fire

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A cat missing since a fire Monday at an apartment building in the Plateau section of Montreal, Canada has been found and reunited with his petparent, CBC News Montreal reported today.

Casey Kerr was reunited with Cashew following the fire, after neighbors rescued the cat Tuesday and gave him a safe place to stay.

Casey’s girlfriend works at an animal shelter and on occasion brings home cats in need to extra help and attention.  The couple had eight cats living with them in their apartment when the building caught fire Monday.  Five of the cats were found after the fire, but Cashew and two others were missing.

Neighbor Isaac Berman spotted Cashew on a second floor balcony Tuesday.

“It was a miracle. The kitty cat came out onto the balcony,” said Isaac. “I said, ‘Now we have to save the cat!'”

With help from a friend, Isaac went into the heavily damaged second floor apartment and rescued the kitty, who the CBC report says was apparently in good shape, but terrified.

“We gained his trust with snacks and then put him in a cat cage to bring him down,” Isaac said.

Isaac’s friend Raluca Mantu lives across the street from the burned building and agreed to take the cat in.

“I fed him, I gave him water and then I made posters to print and post around the building in case the owner would come look for the cat,” she said.

This morning Casey and Cashew were reunited when Raluca saw a man, who turned out to be Casey, speaking with a police officer and asked him if he was missing and orange cat.

“[Casey] was actually shaking and he was hugging the cat, and the cat was very happy,” Mantu says. “It was really emotional, really nice.”








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