This year has seen the largest wildfire season in California’s history, with close to 8,000 fires burning over 3.3 million acres of land across the state.
Firefighters and other first responders have been overwhelmed, to say the least, but despite the devastation, one search and rescue team found something to smile about this month. On a scorched property in Berry Creek, they found a furry miracle waiting for them!
On September 11, deputies and other members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team spotted a puppy while they were searching through fire-ravaged properties. He had been left behind when his owner couldn’t find him, but incredibly, he survived!
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“After doing some investigating, we found out that the owner of the property has several dogs and was not able to locate them all before needing to evacuate,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.
Other than singed fur and some minor burns, the little guy seemed to be just fine! Regardless, animal control took him to a veterinarian in Chico to have him checked out.
His rescuers were probably sad to see him go, but they won’t forget the joy they felt while they held the miracle pup they nicknamed “Trooper.”
As the California wildfires continue to rage, we’re sharing our gratitude with everyone who is risking their lives to save others.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to all the firefighters, first responders, and volunteers out there who are doing everything they can to protect their communities, including looking out for their most vulnerable members!
We’re so happy sweet Trooper is safe! We can’t imagine how scared he must have been trying to escape the flames, but he’s in good hands now. Here’s hoping he’s reunited with his human soon!
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