A cat plucked from the inferno that engulfed the Grenfell Tower complex in West London this week is on the mend — and comforting fellow survivors at a local church.
In an update posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Minnie Stephenson, a journalist with Channel 5 News, revealed that Pancho, a pedigreed short-hair now dubbed the 'Grenfell Tower cat', had been relocated to St. Clement's Church along with other victims of the deadly blaze.
According to The Telegraph, volunteers hope to reunite the blue-eyed puss with his human parents, whose identity remain unknown, as soon as possible.
Despite the strange surroundings, the grey-and-white tabby kitty been seen comforting others displaced from their homes with cuddles and hugs.
While the human death toll associated with the incident right now sits at 30, authorities expect it climb higher. It's also expected that some pets will be included in the final tally as rescuers sift through the now-charred flats in the 24-story apartment building. 😿 😿 😿
In the aftermath of the tragic fire, a London-based shelter, the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, announced that they were triaging with police and rescue officials to re-home any affected pets.