Saturday, November 17, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A missing family cat has been rescued from the ruins of a home near the center of the deadly Indianapolis house explosion.
Fire Capt. Rita Burris says the black cat named Gidget had been missing since the fiery blast late Saturday night.
A federal investigator found Gidget on Friday hiding behind a couch in the home of her owners, Glenn and Gloria Olvey. Burris says the cat was scared but otherwise in good condition. The carpet behind the couch, where Gidget had been hiding for several days was in need of replacement.

The Olveys already had recovered their other three pets, one of which was a boa constrictor named Tor.

The family lives next door to the house where the blast is believed to have originated.
Glenn Olvey says the blast hurled him several feet and trapped him, his wife and one of their two teenage daughters when their roof collapsed.  Tor helped with the rescue by slithering out from behind the couch where he had been hiding with Gidget.
Federal investigators indicated they found no evidence of terrorist involvement but said the investigation would not be completed for 18 months.
Shelters are housing several recovered pets.

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