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Binx, cat who lived in the Champlain Towers South, was located in close proximity to collapse web page and reunited with household, mayor states

“Right after 16 extended and really complicated times, I’m pleased to be ready to share a modest piece of good news,” the mayor claimed Friday night.

Levine Cava claimed there are individuals who feed the cats in the space surrounding the collapse internet site and a single of the volunteers thought they regarded the cat and brought it to an animal shelter, “where by it was positively recognized” as belonging to a single of the family members in the creating.

Binx was found near the site of the collapse.

The mayor did not establish the household that the cat belongs to.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart and all of us who are so content to have played a function in returning Binx with his relatives,” Levine Cava reported.

“I am glad that this smaller miracle would bring some light-weight into the lives of a hurting relatives these days, and give a dazzling spot for our entire group in the midst of this terrible tragedy,” she included.

When questioned by a reporter in which the cat was uncovered, the mayor reported Binx was “in the vicinity” of the web site.

“There are a lot of cats in the place, and we have been sending out our Animal Expert services Office with stay traps to locate cats, and we also have supported individuals who are volunteering to feed the cats,” she reported.

The demise toll in the condo collapse now stands at 79, the mayor stated in the Friday briefing, and of those, 53 victims have been discovered. Presently, 61 individuals are probably unaccounted for, she added.