Rescued Cat of California Fire Rides Upon the Shoulders of the Firefighter Who Saved Her

The deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history erupted on November 8, 2018 and it still continues to burn. The ferocious Camp Fire has rampaged through Butte County neighborhoods, destroying everything in its path. In the town of Paradise, it’s killed more than 80 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and caused hundreds of residents to flee to safer ground. Amongst the chaos, thousands of family pets have also been displaced, causing them to fend for themselves with nowhere to go. Luckily though, there’s many who are working hard to help keep cats, dogs, and other furry friends safe.

While tirelessly battling the horrific wildfire, Captain Ryan Coleman of the Fairview Valley Fire Department was approached by a beautiful, long haired, gray cat. In a video posted by Coleman, the very friendly feline can be seen happily riding upon the smiling firefighter’s shoulders as he walks around the area. The big furry beauty can be seen affectionately rubbing against Coleman’s face, as if to say “thank you for saving me.” The lucky cat has been given the temporary name of Kitty-571 until a rightful human is found.

You can help reunite lost animals with their owners by sharing social media posts from the California Wildfires Pets Facebook and Twitter pages.

While firefighter Captain Ryan Coleman was battling the horrific Camp Fire in Northern California, he made an unlikely friendship with a rescued cat.

The very friendly feline immediately approached Coleman and happily rode on his shoulders.

Ryan Coleman: Facebook
h/t: [Laughing Squid]

All images via Ryan Coleman.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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