Emotional Scenes as Cats Rescued Amid Quake Rubble Reunited With Owners

Turkish municipality workers said they reunited several cats with their owners on February 22-23, after finding them in an earthquake-damaged building in the city of Diyarbakir.

Videos from the Diyarbakir Metropolitan Municipality shows some of the cats being rescued, and being reunited with owners.

Hurriyet said the planned demolition of the damaged Galeria business center was stalled when the cats were noticed inside.

The city said on February 23 that a total of seven cats were rescued from the building. Credit: Diyarbakir Metropolitan Municipality via Storyful