Miracle Cat Found Alive in Rubble of Burned Shelter
Many other animals died in the blaze
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2013 1:19 PM CST
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(Newser) – A Kentucky animal shelter burned to the ground last Friday with 60 animals inside, about half of whom died in the blaze—but nearly a week later, a miracle. Freckles, a 1-year-old cat, was found in the rubble of the Knox Whitley Animal Shelter, WKYT reports. She was found by an insurance investigator who was inspecting the site, and though she has an upper respiratory infection and some burns, she is expected to survive. A Humane Society rep says they're "amazed she is alive." She'll be put up for adoption after she's nursed back to health.

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newyorker99
Dec 7, 2013 11:11 AM CST
Glad he made it and getting treatment.
Lefty_Libby
Dec 6, 2013 7:40 PM CST
Sounds like the fire happened in the middle of the night without any staff in attendance. There should always be at least one person on duty to prevent this sort of tragedy.
Bongripper420
Dec 6, 2013 2:10 PM CST
"After not being adopted for two weeks, Freckles was put to sleep"