Faith in surviving any adversity embodied here.
Via NY Post: She likely used up a few of her nine lives, but Gioia – Italian for “joy” – lived up to her name when she was rescued more than five days after Italy’s devastating earthquake.
The poor cat was battered, bruised and dehydrated when she was pulled out of the rubble of her home in hard-hit Amatrice and reunited with her overjoyed owner, The Local reported.
Daniela fled her home on Aug. 24 when the 6.2-magnitude temblor rocked her town, where 193 people perished – from a total of 292 across central Italy. The distraught woman could not find the hiding Gioia before fleeing, though, and was unable to return to look for her because her home was destroyed during a powerful aftershock.
“Please find her, she’s all I have left,” Daniela pleaded to firefighters, as they scoured the ruins of her home.
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