Kentucky cat miraculously found alive under rubble 9 days after deadly tornado hit town

  • 01 Jan - 07 Jan, 2022
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Nine days after a deadly tornado ripped through Mayfield, Kentucky, a cat was miraculously found alive beneath the rubble. Madix the cat was found by his owner Sonny "Hoot" Gibson, whose three-story office building in downtown Mayfield was destroyed by the tornado. While Gibson and his family assisted with cleanup after the deadly storm, they gave up hope of finding the black office cat after a few days. Over the weekend, the rental business owner was back at the building when he heard a faint meow. "Out of the blue, I heard that meow. When I heard it, and I said his name, and I heard it faintly again, I knew it was him," he told a news channel. Teaming up with two employees to sift through the wreckage, the trio found the cat, uninjured, in a pocket under the rocks. Gibson took Madix home, where he quickly ate "three bowls of food and drank a whole bowl of water". A vet gave Madix a clean bill of health, and the miraculous cat is settling into his new life as a house cat. "If cats actually have nine lives, he probably used up about eight of them in that nine-day period," said Gibson.