'Miracle cat': Family dog finds cat months after house fire

A Michigan family has dubbed their cat a "miracle cat" after it was found alive by their dog two months after fire destroyed their home.

Trapped under the floor of the home, Ringer the cat managed to survive there since March when a fire broke out at the home, almost killing their dog Chloe.

The dog found Ringer, two months after a fire at the house. Photo: Fox8

The dog was rescued by firefighters who used an improvised oxygen mask to revive her.

During the family's first trip back to the home on the weekend, Ringer was miraculously discovered by Chloe, alive.

“This cat’s a miracle,” Christine Marr, Chloe and Ringer's owner, told Tribune. “This cat has been in this area for two months with no food or water. And Chloe just found him down in this hole.”

The cat is lucky to be alive. Photo: Fox8

Fire crews are amazed.

“Looking for that cat, we picked up furniture, looked around beds, looked in every nook and cranny for that cat,” Chief Ronald Wise, of the South Haven Area Emergency Services, said.

“To know that Chloe had found the cat, that’s amazing. She’s a true hero, she is. To get that cat, you wouldn’t think the cat would live that much longer.”

Ringer was found in a hole under the floor during the family's first visit back to the property. Photo: Fox8

Ringer was malnourished, and had lost half his body weight.

“We’re assuming he was eating bugs and spiders and stuff under there,” Ms Marr said.

She added the vet treating Ringer says it’s an incredible story of survival and that the cat is expected to make a full recovery.

"I think he used a bit more than just nine lives," she joked.