In times of political crisis, humans aren’t the only ones who suffer. When fleeing from war-torn countries, families struggle to make the difficult trek to safety, let alone stay united with their pets who come along for the journey.
Sadly, this was a case when a family fleeing from Iraq got separated from their adorable cat Kunkush on their journey to the Greek island of Lesbos.
This Turkish Van cat traveled to Lesbos with his family, who were fleeing Iraq. Unfortunately, amid the chaos, Kunkush and his family were separated.
Luckily, a local veterinarian gave the lost cat a checkup and vaccinations and was able to confirm that the cat had come with his family in November. A volunteer named Ashley Anderson set up an online campaign to find Kunkush’s family!
Ms Anderson wrote on the cat’s crowdfunding page: “We don’t know the family names or have a photo of them, but we do have the info of how he came to be here at the beginning of November from eyewitnesses.”
And it worked. The family were located in Norway and Kunkush was flown over for an emotional reunion.
Together again at last!
The family says that they can now truly start their life in Norway. We wish them the best.
Watch the video of Kunkush’s incredible journey to find his family below:
Refugee cat’s epic journey to find familyKunkush the cat was a beloved member of a family who became refugees when they fled Iraq for the safety of Europe. Travelling through Greece, cat and family became separated, sparking an international online search in hopes of reuniting them.This is Kunkush the cat's story.
Posted by The Guardian on Friday, February 19, 2016