On Monday, Foster City firemen were rushed to Butte County to rescue a burned and injured cat from the Camp Fire, which has left at least 48 people dead and over 100 people missing.
A cat was meowing while hiding in the bushes of a property that firefighters were examining, according to a Facebook post from the fire department.
The cat was dehydrated and malnourished, with burns on the bottoms of its paws and whiskers. He was a survivor in desperate need of assistance. And the rescuers were delighted to provide it.
The cat was naturally terrified at first, but his attitude quickly changed when he saw firefighters. Geoff Downing, a firefighter, was able to entice the cat out of its hiding place and affectionately embrace him. And an instant friendship was formed at that point.
The firefighters dubbed the cat “Foster” and fed and watered him to help him regain his vigor.
The cat is now being treated and cared about by local animal services. Foster will be treated by the North Valley Animal Disaster Group in the future. We’re hoping the cat will be reunited with his family shortly.
Despite the fact that the full amount of the fire’s damage has yet to be determined, firefighters continue their rescue and recovery efforts. God bless the victims, their families, and the rescuers!