Binx The Cat Bio/Wiki
A cat named Binx who lived on the ninth level of the Champlain Towers was found safe and restored to its owners, according to officials.
A black cat resembling Binx was spotted near the ruins of the Surfside building Thursday night and taken to The Kitty Campus’s neighboring site in Miami Beach, according to Gina Nicole Vlasek, co-founder of The Kitty Campus.
Binx the cat is around 7 months to 1 year old.
Florida Condo Collapse Survivor Binx The Cat Found Alive
So far, the Surfside tower hasn’t given us any positive news. According to reports, 61 people are still missing and feared dead. Many pets have also gone missing, prompting rescue workers to set traps in the hopes of catching some of them.
Now we have news that one of the pets, a black cat named Binx, did survive. During a news conference on Friday, July 9, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava confirmed Binx’s survival.
She said, “I’m glad that this small miracle could bring some light into the lives of a hurting family today and provide a bright spot for our whole community in the midst of this terrible tragedy,”
Binx belonged to a family that the mayor did not name. Binx belonged to a family residing at Champlain Tower #904 according to social media posts.
The Gonzalez family was identified as the owners in a WSVN report. Angela and her mother, Deven Gonzalez, were rescued and are still in the hospital as a result of the fall. Edgar, Angela’s father, is still missing.
A family friend, Maria Gaspari, informed the broadcaster. She said, “That’s actually Deven’s cat, so I’m sure she’s going to be over the moon knowing that they found her cat,”
She added, “I just can’t believe it. I just couldn’t believe it when we received the confirmation. This is a miracle for the whole Surfside community.”
The story of Binx’s rescue is both joyful and fascinating. Miranda Anne discovered the cat “sticking around” the ruins and announced his finding on Twitter. She replied to her first (now-deleted) tweet with a new one, asking,
“Does anyone know who we can contact if we believe we have found one of the missing cats who is said to be alive?” The Kitty Campus, a local animal refuge, was then transformed into Binx by Miranda.
“Binx” the cat found safe days after Champlain Towers South collapse. Cat belongs to the Gonzalez family. Two families member remain in the hospital. Search continues for Edgar Gonzalez. #SurfsideBuildingCollapse @wsvn pic.twitter.com/dTPsxnfdUQ
— Jessica Holly (@JhollyW) July 9, 2021
Where is Binx The Cat Now?
Binx’s discovery was subsequently announced on the shelter’s Facebook page. Binx was later reunited with his family, according to Gina Nicole Vlasek, a co-founder of the shelter.
She posted on Facebook, “All we needed was a ray of hope in this tragedy… Today was one of the most amazing days.. one of the survivors came to see the cat and to determine if it was her families (sic) cat and IT WAS!”
Vlasek added, “We are so grateful to be able to help in any small way. These families lost so much but our south Florida communities team work was able to give them this. Thank you!”