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article imageBoy rescues buried cat from Oklahoma rubble 6 days after storm

By Marcus Hondro     Jun 1, 2013 in Environment
Geoff and Jo Humann of Moore, Oklahoma lost their home in the tornado that swept through their community this month. Hard to accept but harder still was the loss of a family-member, their pet cat Egor.
Turns out Egor survived the storm but had no way of telling anyone because he was buried far underneath the rubble that was once their home. Along came family friend, Justin Hulme Rangel, 13, who went looking through the Humann's debris as part of a Boy Scout service award program. He was looking for whatever he could find that might be of value to the Humanns.
Rangel found something of value, all right, he found Egor. When he spotted a cat litter box under the debris he'd been digging through, Rangel thought he might as well pull it out. He thought the cat may have gone their for refuge but believed if it did, it would since have died and he'd therefore be pulling out a cat litter box with a dead cat in it. So he warned the couple, who were nearby, to turn away.
He pulled on the litter box but couldn't get it out. But something moved and he could see what it was - a very much alive Egor. They dug some more and freed the family member. Egor was a little dehydrated but otherwise fine. Rangel was pleased with himself, but not as pleased as the Humanns.
"Our family is complete!" Jo Humann wrote on Facebook. "We found Egor!" The happy Humann went on to call Justin "our cat hero."
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