Jul 9, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Pet cat survives Surfside condo collapse, reunites with family

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava (D) announced on Friday that Binx, the cat who lived on the ninth floor of the building that collapsed in Surfside, was found near the site and was reunited with his family.

What they're saying: "I'm glad that this small miracle could bring some light into the lives of a hurting family today and provide a bright spot for our whole community in the midst of this terrible tragedy," Levine Cava said, per NPR.

State of play: The cat had been found near the rubble on Thursday and brought to a facility operated by the Kitty Campus, a cat rescue group in Miami.

  • "Today was one of the most amazing days," Gina Vlasek, the founder of the group, said on Facebook.
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