Virginia Beach Man Brings Home Cat He Rescued from Rubble in Turkey

A Virginia Beach man recently returned home from Turkey after assisting those in need following the devastating earthquake in February.

Among those assisted is a cat named Pisa, who survived the disaster after a PETA rescuer found him hiding in the rubble.

PETA fieldworker Alex Cutshall flew from his home in Virginia Beach to Turkey to help rescue as many animals as possible and found the cat in a dilapidated building that tilted just like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. That’s how he got his name—Pisa—and a new home 8,000 miles away with his rescuer.

“Pisa was so scared when we first found him, surrounded by crumbling buildings, his world in pieces, and with nothing to eat. There was no question he had to come home with me,” says Cutshall. “Today, our whole family is showing Pisa he’s safe and loved, and he’s enjoying life, from cuddling with the kids to playing with our two dogs and even bringing energy back to our elderly cat.”