“After 16 long and extremely difficult days, I am happy to be able to share a little piece of good news,” the mayor said Friday night.
Levine Cava said there are people feeding the cats in the area around the collapse area, and one of the volunteers thought they recognized the cat and brought it to an animal hospital, “where it was positively identified” as belonging to one of the families in the building.
The mayor did not identify the family to which the cat belongs.
“Thank you so much from the heart and all of us who are so happy to have played a role in the return of Binx with his family,” Levine Cava said.
“I’m glad this little miracle would bring some light into the lives of a hurting family today and provide a bright spot for our entire community in the midst of this terrible tragedy,” she added.
When a reporter was asked where the cat was found, the mayor said Binx was “near” the place.
“There are a lot of cats in the area and we have sent our animal services department out with live traps to find cats and we have also supported those who volunteer to feed the cats,” she said.