Refugee Cat Traveled 2,000 Miles to Be Reunited With His Beloved Family

Written by Anna Culaba†

This is a story of a pet cat that found its way back home to its family. No, itís not a Disney movie. This is real life.

Like the thousands before them, Kunkush the catís story begins with him and his family fleeing their home in Iraq to travel to Turkey to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece in a small rubber boat.

But when they arrived in Lesbos, the white Turkish Van cat was separated from his family and had to fend for himself on the streets.

With the help of some aid volunteers, Kunkush was able to survive in the streets.

Kunkush eventually found his way to Berlin where he was fostered by good-hearted people while volunteers started a social media campaign and a GoFundMe page†to try to find his family.

On February 12, volunteers found Kunkushís family in Norway.

The cat flew 2,000 miles from Germany to Norway to finally be reunited with family.

And that is how happy endings are made. Now, how long do you think we have to wait before this becomes a Disney movie?

This post originally appeared on†RYOT

Photo Credit: GoFundMe


william Miller
william Millerabout a year ago


Diane Petrillo
Diane Petrillo1 years ago

How very lucky they all were to find each other again, and such hard work from strangers. Finally a nice story amidst the deranged abuse that goes on with animals.

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill1 years ago

Aww she looks like my Bitty.

The Disney movie was from a book which was a true story. You hear stories like this from time to time. Animals are far smarter than we know.

Jane R.
Jane R1 years ago

This made me cry, happy tears.

Muff-Anne York-Haley
Muff-Anne Y1 years ago

Animals will do anything to be with their people!

Kathryn Irby
Past Member 1 years ago

Exactly why I love animals! Thanks!

Alice L.
Past Member 1 years ago


S McMillin
Susan McMillin1 years ago

I'm so glad this cat found its family. It's so nice to see this family reunite with their beloved cat! So much love there. The way it should be!!

Linda Hernandez
Linda Hernandez1 years ago

I know what they cat was missing for days..finally she did come home..but..its torture..because u dont know what happened...that maybe she is sick or dead..but im happy for this family...its obvious they do love their cat