This Heartbroken Cat Has Lived By Dead Owner’s Grave For A Year

by : UNILAD on : 01 Nov 2016 00:21

A cat was left so heartbroken by her owner’s death that she has spent the last year lying by the woman’s grave.

First heard crying while lying in the dirt at the burial plot in Central Java, Indonesia, the cat refuses to leave the grave despite being given food and water by passers-by.


One man, Keli Keningau Prayitno, 28, tried to adopt her, but she returned to the same spot to lie on the headstone, the Mirror reports.

Remarkably, the cat walks back to her former home every day where she is fed by her owner’s children before returning to the grave.


Keli said:


Since the cat’s mother died she has stayed here at the grave. She does not want to go home. She has been here for almost a year.

I thought she was homeless and tried to help but every time she wold keep returning to the same place. I saw her everyday and noticed that she was always there, but sometimes would leave for a couple of hours then come back.

I followed her and she was going to the home where she used to live and the lady’s children would feed her. Then the cat would go back again to the same place. She sleeps there and meows.

It’s very sad to see. It shows just how close animals are to their owners.


The dad-of-one added he had followed the cat and discovered the former owner had been an old lady called Kundari who had recently died. And despite being offered new homes, even a year later the cat can still be seen at her grave every day.

What a heartbreaking story.

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    Heartbroken cat spends YEAR living by dead owner's grave