A devastating wildfire broke out and consumed a once peaceful neighborhood in California.
In the midst of all of the chaos, one family’s newly adopted cat, Mayson, ran into the blaze after an explosion.
The family never thought they’d see him again. They had almost lost hope, until one day they received great news.
Keep reading to discover this family’s beautiful story of being reunited with their beloved cat!
The Search Begins
Curtis Mullins and his wife Laci Ping were shocked and terrified when their cat, Mayson, fled out of their house and into the fire.
They had received strict orders from surrounding firemen and were not allowed to chase after their frantic kitty.
Laci was devastated. “I couldn’t reach him. I don’t know how he squeezed himself out. My body literally aches at the thought of never seeing him again,” she stated.
With all of their belongings packed, the couple was forced to leave their lost cat behind.
The Search Continues
After leaving everything behind, they began thinking of ways to somehow locate Mayson. They decided to take their efforts to the internet.
They posted his pictures on social media apps like Facebook, desperately hoping that someone had seen their beloved cat.
They checked these websites regularly in hopes that someone had rescued Mayson.
A Shocking Discovery
The couple had almost lost hope, until they stumbled upon a Facebook post made by the UC Davis School Of Veterinary Medicine.
The school had posted about rescuing a pair of kitties in the wildfire aftermath.
Chris and Laci immediately recognized their cat in the photo, and were overjoyed that little Mayson had been found at last!
They rushed to the vet’s office, and found their cat cuddled up inside of a cardboard box.
Overcome with joy, Laci scooped him out of the box and gave him a big hug.
The family of three was reunited at last. This special moment was captured in the photo below.
The Road to Recovery
Although Mayson survived the fire, he did suffer burns on all four of his paws.
For several days, he had to strut around in his new casts while he healed.
He gave Laci one last hug before returning to the care of the doctor.
Mayson needed to stay at the vet’s office for a week before he could return to his loving family.
The students and doctors at the vet’s office assured her that they would give Mayson the best quality of care and get him back to normal as soon as possible.
They were almost as excited as Laci that the family was reunited!
A Happy Ending At Last
Even though the family was reunited, unfortunately, Chris and Laci lost their home in the fire.
With nothing left behind, they are ready to start a new life with their kitty.
Despite their circumstance, the couple remains positive.
Laci even shared some words of inspiration to those who might be suffering from the loss of a pet, “I want all people to believe and keep hope,” she urged.
“Don’t stop searching and make sure you check every Facebook page out there that are posting about lost pets.”
Mayson is now reunited with his family and looks forward to sharing a lifetime of new adventures with them!