Wonder Lake Hero Cat Returns Home

By BJ Lutz
|  Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010  |  Updated 5:45 PM CDT
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A tabby, similar to the one shown here, is credited with saving the lives of a Wonder Lake family who was sleeping while their house went up in flames.

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A house cat who had gone missing after waking her Wonder Lake family from an early morning house fire has been found.

Josh Ornberg and Letitia Kovalovsky, who is pregnant with twins, say their 13-year-old white, brown and gray tabby, "Baby," woke them early Monday morning as their house filled with smoke from a fire in a bedroom.

The couple, their dog and the cat all got out of the burning house safely, but "Baby" ran off. 

She was caught Tuesday by a trap Ornberg had set for her, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The house fire caused about $68,000 in damage and is under investigation.  It does not appear to be suspicious.

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