(Image credit: Edward St. George/Reunite Dias)
A family of six fled ISIS-controlled Mosul, Iraq, by land and sea, taking a boat to Lesvos, Greece, in November. They carried their cat, named Kunkush, the entire way. There, the cat disappeared into the crowd of refugees. The family reported the missing cat, but had to move on to an unknown destination before finding him. Three days after they left, the cat was spotted in a nearby village. A volunteer group caught him, settled him with a foster mother through a shelter in Berlin, and launched a social media campaign to find his family with a Facebook page and a fundraising page for veterinary expenses. They named the cat Dias.
Meanwhile, Suva Al Alaf and her five children were living in Steinkjer, Norway. They thought their beloved Kunkush was lost forever. Suva’s brother heard about the search for Dias’ family, and knew that it was Suva’s 3-year-old cat. They welcomed Kunkush to Norway yesterday, after his three month adventure.