The pictures and stories we saw out of California during the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire were heartbreaking. Families were forced to evacuate so quickly they took almost nothing with them. One family who was forced to evacuate from the deadliest wildfire in California history returned to what remained of their home to find their dog, patiently watching over their property. The best sight ever!  We can’t imagine how happy that made them! K9 Paw Print Rescue shared the story on their FB page.

Madison’s parents were unable to get home to him when the Camp Fire spread. They hoped and prayed he would be OK. When they finally got clearance to go back to the lot where their house once stood….Madison was waiting there for them as if he were protecting his former home. Never give up!!

Shayla Sullivan is a volunteer animal rescuer and had seen Madison in the canyon but couldn’t get to him.  See Shayla’s comment below for more details about Madison’s story.


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Shayla Sullivan The FULL story ??

Do we all remember Miguel the guardian dog that was one of my tickets? He had a brother named Madison that we have been looking for. I kept Andrea’s ticket the entire time I was “officially” inside. Each other time I was inside, I would return and put out fresh food and water. I’ve also been scouting ALL of the FB found pages in hopes he might turn up. After all, Miguel had turned up in Citrus Heights. I had sighted Madison a few times deep in the Canyon BUT knew he took his job seriously and wasn’t going to be an easy catch. After meeting Andrea in person when I took Miguel to her, I had the idea of placing an article of clothing that would smell like her( i had hugged her) to keep Madison’s hope alive until his people could return. WELL, I’m so HAPPY to report that Andrea was allowed to return to her property today and THERE MADISON WAS!!!! He had stayed to protect what was left of his home, and NEVER gave up on his people! I’m so happy I’m crying as I write this! He didn’t give up through the storms or the fire! A LOOOOONG month it must have been for him! ????

I am sure as more people return the Furr Babies that survived the fire WILL know their people are back! Ignatious did and NOW Madison! Here’s to many more reunions ahead! Keep the HOPE alive!

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