Storm Center 7 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.

A kitten rescued from tornado rubble by a Storm Center 7 meteorologist has been reunited with its owners.

Storm Center 7 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 News Center 7 live truck.

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.

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