A cat named Felix was recovered alive Tuesday beneath the rubble of a six-storey building that collapsed five weeks ago, the fire brigade in German city Cologne said.
The 12-year-old cat was surprisingly in good health, authorities said. He was found beneath the city archives building that collapsed on March 3.
Rescue workers were clearing away the rubble from the ruins, in which two people were killed, when they spotted a pair of small paws.
"The men lifted some concrete blocks when suddenly a little cat came to light," said Dietmar Paust, fire brigade spokesman.