Despite having spent four weeks without an obvious source of food or water, Rocco was found to be dehydrated but in otherwise good condition, reports Giornale di Brescia.
Fortunately, it wasn't long before the cat's owners learned that their pet had managed to survive against the odds; they were present at the site to oversee the demolition of their home, with no way of knowing Rocco was still alive.
And with that, the family and their cat were reunited.
"Happy owners!" the fire service, Vigili del Fuoco, wrote online.