After support from far and wide, Kunkush was identified. A post on the Reunite Dias page announced last week:
Friends of the feline population,
We bring you exciting breaking news this Valentine’s Day. On Friday, February 12, 2016 Dias’ family has been located in Norway. We’ve received confirmation in the form of photos as well as the family’s historical account. His real name is Kunkush and the cat is very responsive to the name.
We are currently coordinating the reunion details with the family, the community, the cat’s foster parents and a volunteer who will be making the trip to Norway with him to ensure he is reunited safely.
There was a moving Skype reunion before Kunkush travelled by car to his awaiting family. Hundreds of people pitched in to help pay for the 600 euro reunion.
Nhin, one of the volunteers who helped the cat find his family, wrote on the Facebook page:
In a small way, his journey represents the plight of all who are seeking a better life. We need each other. If it wasn’t for people taking notice of his vulnerable state and taking him in under their wings, he’d likely be fighting for food and struggling to thrive... He didn’t go unnoticed, and will not be forgotten about.
And here's the amazing moment Kunkush was finally returned to his owners: