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Feline Wildfire Victim Finds His Forever Home

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In the fall of 2020, a thousand animals were rushed to the University of California Davis Veterinary Hospital, thanks to a wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.

A 2-year-old tabby named Ash arrived with third-degree burns, singed whiskers and fused toes. For six months, he fought for his life: enduring skin grafts, daily wound care, bandage changes and ringworm. This past March, Ash triumphed, but he needed a forever home.

When Ash Ward of Oakland, California, saw the feline up for adoption, she knew he was perfect. She changed his name to Jam and says he “has the zoomies and likes to wrestle with his new sibling, Biscuit.” UC Davis staff are thrilled that Jam is now a healthy and happy cat, living life to his fullest.

5 thoughts on “Feline Wildfire Victim Finds His Forever Home”

  1. So pleased to hear about the many dedicated and competent staff that are caring for these poor animals in need. Also, grateful there are generous and good hearted people willing to reach out and provide loving homes to these deserving living creatures. Thanks, and Bless you.

  2. This was a joy to read. What a beauty he is. My daughter in law is a vet at UC Davis and is now helping with the animals that have been misplaced in that area once again.

  3. WE ADOPTED A THREE YEAR OLD FERAL, AMERICAN SHORT HAIR MALE TABBY WHO HAD BEEN LIVING AND SURIVING IN AN OLD ABANDONED CABIN IN DEEP MAINE WOODS THAT SOMEHOW IGNITED WITH FIRE.. FOUND BY A TRAPPER, NO ONE WANTED HIM. HE WAS TERRIFIED. AND NO ONE WANTED HIM. WE TOOK HIM IN.

    WE LOVE HIM SO DEEPLY. HE IS INCREDIBLE. HE FEARFULLY, CAUTIOUSLY, SLOWLY ADAPTED TO OUR HOME ENVIRONMENT. HE IS PHENOMENAL. INCREDIBLE COGNITIVE (RATIONAL AND SENTIENT) ABILITY. HE"S NOW FOUR YEARS OLD. HOLY LORD GOD'S SPECIAL CREATION.

    Gerry and Elaine
    edimare50@yahoo.com. amdg57@icloud.com

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