After a catastrophic fire devastated hundreds of apartment units in Jeffersonville, Indiana, the landscape remained still for days — until firefighters discovered the source of some tiny little meows among the ruins.
The will to live was strongest in the tiniest kitten. The rescuers bestowed Miracle upon him.
According to ABC 7 Chicago, the fire killed seven cats. Miracle’s family learned that the small cat had also passed away.
“Pets are viewed as family members.” It’s as if you’ve lost a family member as a result.” Miracle was discovered by Jeffersonville Fire Captain Rusty Hall, according to ABC.
At the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter, where he is being rehabilitated, the small orange cat, who weighs less than two pounds, has only recently begun purring.
“It’s hard to believe this lively, healthy cat was rescued less than a week ago from the Bridgepoint Apartment fire!” On Jeffersonville’s Facebook page, a “MIRACLE UPDATE” was posted.
“Everyone who met him today at the Jeffersonville Board of Public Works meeting was cheered by him.”
An apartment complex was damaged in the fire, leaving many people and their pets homeless. Miracle’s parents, who were both in his apartment at the time, perished in the fire.
How did this tiny cat, weighing less than two pounds, stay alive? “I believe it was a miracle that we discovered him,” Captain Hall told ABC