Nesconset, NY – A cat named Ernie miraculously survived 12 days alone inside a house that was ravaged by fire. As reported by News 12, the 10-year-old cat had somehow survived without food or water for nearly two weeks before his owner, Debbie Robinson, discovered that he was still alive.
The family lost four other pets in the devastating blaze and nobody knew that Ernie was still alive until the day that Robinson went to the burned-out residence and heard a faint meow.
She tells the news agency:
“Amazing that we were there, at that moment, that we went in the house, and he was strong enough with his lungs to cry,”
Robinson reached out for help to rescue the cat from the house and Frankie Floridia, of Strong Island Animal Rescue immediately stepped up to help. Floridia was able to locate Ernie in the house and he was rushed to a veterinarian for an exam. Despite nearly two weeks without food or water, and surviving a deadly fire, he is expected to make a full recovery.
A fundraiser to help the family get through this difficult time has been established. Click here to find the GoFundMe.
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