They saw this cat as a symbol of hope in a place where it's been so hard to come by. "He suffered burns, primarily around his face, but all his hair had been singed." said a staff at the Vet Clinic to 'The Dodo'.
Veterinarians quickly set about treating the cat for his painful injuries, and despite all the cats been through, the cat is said to be recovering well — both in body and spirit — thanks to the dedication of the medical workers who refused to see him as a lost cause.
Countless animals have been injured or displaced in this Valley Fire - though like this cat, they aren't necessarily without care. His is a story of hope.
Volunteers have so far rescued hundreds of animals from the disaster area and are working to find more so each can be reunited with their owners. These Facebook pages have been set up to assist in their efforts: PET Lost and Found for Lake County Fires and Lake County Lost or Found Pets.
You can read more on this story at The Dodo