Woman And Cat Are Reunited 6 Months After Evacuating Valley Fire

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on April 4, 2016

In September 2015, the wildfires raged through multiple cities in California. The Valley Fire consumed everything in its path including nearly 600 family homes. As people rushed to evacuate the blaze, amidst the fear and chaos, many pets became lost–for good.

Nancy was one of the evacuees, and lost track of her white and black cat named Muscat (you can imagine he probably got spooked!).

But on March 23rd of this year, something amazing happened. As Nancy was driving by her house, she saw a white cat that looked just like Muscat–because it was! When Nancy got out of the car, the kitty couldn’t wait to reunite with his mama, and ran right up to her.

A client of the Middleton Animal Hospital, the elated cat owner took her beloved pet in for a check-up, where it was determined that he was perfectly healthy! The animal hospital posted this on their Facebook page:

Great story for you all: Our client Nancy found her cat on Thursday, March 23, after being missing since the Valley…

Posted by Middletown Animal Hospital: The Vets Your Pets Would Choose. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Muscat must’ve been purring nonstop after missing his mama for six months!

“We updated all vaccines and did a well check on him,” writes Middletown Animal Hospital. “She is so happy to have him back. A wonderful reminder to never give up hope!”