Probably the most destructive wildfire in the history of California is The Camp Fire, which destroyed over tens of thousands of structures and caused almost a hundred fatalities. It started on November 8, 2018, and was fully contained seventeen days later.
Sad to say, among those damaged include the 80-acre property of Bill and Andrea Gaylord. When the fire was about to engulf their home, they only had a few minutes to leave, but their two Anatolian Shepherd dogs, named Miguel and Madison, stubbornly wanted to stay behind. They had no choice but to leave the canines behind – a decision that was extremely hard to make during those trying times.
The Camp Fire brutally burned down structures and destroyed almost 160,000 acres of land. Bill and Andrea, who were separated from their beloved dogs, became anxious. They contacted K9 Paw Print Rescue to help them look for their dogs, and one of its members, Shayla Sullivan, was kind enough to respond to their request.
Like what they expected, everything the fire engulfed was left in ashes, including the Gaylords’ home. And finding the property was extremely difficult because everything looked the same – everything was pitch black.
Shayla heard that some rescuers found two dogs. Knowing that the dogs are near, she started leaving some food and water for the dogs hoping that they will recognize her as somebody they could trust. Until one day, she recognized Miguel on Facebook and took up the task to claim Miguel for the Gaylords. He was in Sacramento.
Soon enough, the family saw Miguel again, but still, Madison was nowhere to be found. When the evacuation order was lifted, the family returned to their property and was surprised at what they saw. Sitting amongst the rubble is their beloved dog, Madison, patiently waiting for their return!
It was an unexpected reunion. The fire may have burned down the Gaylords’ home, but at least everybody’s safe, including the two dogs.
Posted by Shayla Sullivan on Friday, December 7, 2018
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