Refugee Cat Separated From Iraqi Family Finds Them In Norway

It’s an epic tail: a cat who fled Iraq with his family for the safety of Europe — only to be separated during a boat crossing in Greece — has finally found them, all the way in Norway.


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Kunkush panicked and ran away when the family came ashore in Lesbos, Greece.

Kunkush’s family, a mother and her five children, have been desperately trying to locate their beloved cat and spent days trying to find him in Greece before they had to travel to Berlin.


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Thankfully, locals spotted Kunkush and took him to a vet, fed and cared for him.


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American volunteer Ashley Anderson and her friends then launched a campaign to locate the cat’s family, writing English and Arabic posters and placing them around Greece and Berlin.


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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.


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Together again at last!


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The family says that they can now truly start their life in Norway. We wish them the best.


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Watch the video of Kunkush’s incredible journey to find his family below:

Refugee cat’s epic journey to find family

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