Meteorologist rescues kitten from tornado rubble

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 11:08 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 7:22 PM


            A kitten was rescued from the debris of tornado damage near the village of Cedarville on Thursday morning.
A kitten was rescued from the debris of tornado damage near the village of Cedarville on Thursday morning.

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A kitten rescued from tornado rubble by a meteorologist has been reunited with its owners.

WHIO's Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek heard the kitten's meows as he was surveying tornado damage in Cedarville. He found the kitten and pulled it from the debris. The kitten was placed in a jacket and was kept warm in a  live truck.

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The kitten survived a tornado that destroyed two homes and a barn owned by the Dobbins family at Weimer and Barber roads in Cedarville. The Dobbins family says the kitten was one of several born in their barn recently.