Epic cat rescue tale
February 19, 2016 6:49 AM   Subscribe

Epic journey of Kunkush - a refugee cat. A story which could have been raised in a lab to strike at the heart of all those on Metafilter who love cats and a good cry. (SLGuardian)
posted by biffa (20 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
 
It seems I'm allergic. To something
What a sweet story
posted by mumimor at 7:04 AM on February 19, 2016


oh my god how wonderful for them. :')
posted by dismas at 7:08 AM on February 19, 2016


okay, maybe I was sobbing through the entire thing. What of it?
posted by dinty_moore at 7:18 AM on February 19, 2016


The best kind of cat story.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:22 AM on February 19, 2016


Yep. Got me.
posted by slkinsey at 7:29 AM on February 19, 2016


Damn, most things that make me cry at work are, like, teary eyes at most, but this was full on sobbing.
posted by Mavri at 7:32 AM on February 19, 2016


It's so easy to be dismissive of animal stories, but oh my gosh...you know. These people cared enough about their cat to carry him with them through what must have been incredibly challenging and stressful circumstances, where they no doubt had to make difficult choices about what they would or would not leave behind. And I'm so happy for them that after having to surrender so much of their old life, they were able to have their pet that they loved returned to them.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 7:41 AM on February 19, 2016 [18 favorites]


Aaagh feelings, too many feelings

Who are the people who did the rescuing and paid for all the stuff like transport and care? Is this a group I can direct the rich people in my acquaintance to throw their money at?
posted by Mizu at 8:24 AM on February 19, 2016


Kunkush seems like kind of a jerk.

To be fair, he was lost and spent some time as a stray cat in Greece. That will do a number on you.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:40 AM on February 19, 2016


Well, he probably doesn't really get the war/refugee thing, so he's angry with them because they left him in the water and he won't forgive them until he's had like a million portions of wet-food. (But secretly he is happy to be home).
posted by mumimor at 8:57 AM on February 19, 2016 [5 favorites]


Kunkush seems like kind of a jerk

Well, he is a cat.
posted by dinty_moore at 9:27 AM on February 19, 2016 [4 favorites]


To be fair, he was lost and spent some time as a stray cat in Greece. That will do a number on you.

Those Golden Paw nativist cats are the real jerks.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:42 AM on February 19, 2016 [4 favorites]


Sonofa.....

I HAVE ALLERGIES COWORKERS
posted by lumpenprole at 11:42 AM on February 19, 2016


I dunno whether to smoosh and kiss my spoiled-ass cat for an hour or lecture her on how spoiled her ass is. (Answer obviously is why not both.)
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 11:45 AM on February 19, 2016 [3 favorites]


There's a really nice summary of Kunkush's story on Buzzfeed too, with lots more photos :)

My reaction at the reuniting shots was "that is definitely his family, he's happier to be in their arms than he is scared by all the strange people and flashes."
posted by fraula at 12:20 PM on February 19, 2016 [7 favorites]


Also a Facebook page where it comes out that it was a whole bunch of caring people coming together. Such a heartening story.
posted by fraula at 12:31 PM on February 19, 2016 [3 favorites]


No, you're leaking from the eye-holes.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 2:58 PM on February 19, 2016


whoa. I'm really impressed and amazed. Like how do you actually exactly coordinate this? Also Kunkush looks sooo comfortable in his family's arms, like a fluffball. I'm so happy ;_; Reminds me of an AskMeFi question I read about someone wanting to donate to support reuniting refugees with their pets.
posted by yueliang at 3:04 PM on February 19, 2016


This is so touching. Those posters!

"Help! I lost my family on Lesvos Island in Greece, when they brought me on their rubber boat from Turkey in November... I got scared and ran away but I really want to be with them gain. Volunteers believe I came from Iraq. I am sure my family is in Europe... My family sacrificed a lot for me to escape with them so I know they love me a lot! We need to stick together, we have been through enough and I really miss them."

I am so happy for this family and their cat. It seems crazy and beautiful that in a crisis people would put so much into reuniting them. But I think this cat and this story can do a lot of good to bring out the human in people.
posted by Salamandrous at 8:07 PM on February 19, 2016 [4 favorites]


All the feels. All of them.
posted by dersins at 9:31 PM on February 19, 2016


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