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Two Cats Rescued After Being Trapped For Two Weeks In Rubble Of Italian Earthquake

The cats are believed to have survived on rainwater while trapped.

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On Friday, a cat called Pietro was rescued from the wreckage of Amatrice, 15 days after the earthquake that destroyed the town.

Eccezionale #TerremotoItalia: gatto estratto vivo dalle macerie dai #vigilidelfuoco dopo 15 giorni

Pietro was found after his owners insisted firefighters search the rubble of their home for him.

Vigili del Fuoco / Via vigilfuoco.tv

He was taken to a vet clinic in bad shape but is expected to make a full recovery, PanoramaTV reported.

And then a day earlier, another cat was pulled from the rubble in the town of Accumuli after being buried for 14 days.

#TerremotoItalia, #7vite #gatti: nuovo eccezionale salvataggio #vigilidelfuoco ieri ad Illica di #Accumuli

In the video, firefighters can be heard asking the cat to "come here" as it meows from a hole in the wreckage.

Vigili del Fuoco

The cat was eventually pulled free and put in a box with some food. It is unknown who the cat belonged to.

Dozens of pets have been rescued since the devastating earthquake destroyed several towns and killed at least 291 people on August 24.

#terremotoitalia, #vigilidelfuoco salvano un #gattino dopo 5 giorni dalle macerie di #amatrice

Feel better soon little kitties, we are so happy you are safe.

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