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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Missing Cat From Japan Tsunami Found ALIVE After 3 Years

The whole world, most especially the Japanese People would not forget March 11, 2011. It was the time when earthquakes and tsunami hit the country. Due to that disaster, A lot of lives, properties, etc were destroyed. It is hard to lose a family member, even losing a pet to a disaster could really hurt. Just like what happened to Yamagishi Family. During the tsunami, the Yamagishi Family is fortunate to have escaped great danger but they have lost their family pet. Their pet cat is named Suika and it went missing ever since March 11, 2011. The family looked for the cat for 3 months until they finally lost hope. The family grieved for their pet cat.

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But after 3 years since the tsunami incident, a couple walking through a nearby town found Suika curled up under a tree. The couple is clueless to whom the cat belongs to so they brought Suika to the Ofunato Health Center. The officials tried to locate the owners with the information provided on the collar that Suika’s wearing that time. According to Asahi Shimbun, few days passed by and no one had come up to them to claim Suika. That's when they decided to display a photo of Suika in their local newspaper, It is when the employee taking the photo noticed something on the collar of Suika. It is faded letters on the collar which made them discover the name “Yamagishi” right next to a phone number.

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The authorities contacted the number and was able to talk to the Yamagishis to inform them about their pet cat Suika, The daughter who resides in Tokyo cannot really believed the good news because they did not think Suika have survived the Tsunami. Kazuko Yamagishi uttered the words “Where have you been?” to Suika repeatedly when they were reunited.

It is a very heartwarming story of survival, Come to think of it, A cat spent years on his own and was able to survive a devastating Tsunami, Suika is definitely a cat with 9 lives as they say. We're glad to know that his all right and finally reunited with his owners who loved him so much.

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