Neighbors thought the beautiful cat girl with the sweet name “Patches” was buried alive with her mistress three years ago in a landslide. But the kitten obviously had other plans.
“Patches” is alive! A vet was able to read the microchip under the tortoiseshell cat’s skin and clearly identify the cat.
It is unclear where exactly the animal hid after a dramatic landslide in 2018 and how it managed to survive in the wetlands of its native Florida.
Protective masks with a cat face 😷😻👇
Photo: ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program
On Monday, hikers discovered the cat on a hike. Because they were worried, they took the cat with them and eventually handed it over to the animal welfare association ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program.
The cat and owner had been missing since January 9, 2018
A landslide, triggered by heavy rain, had the so-called debris Thomas fire watered along a slope in Montecito (northwest of Los Angeles). 104,607 residents were to be evacuated at that time, 23 people lost their lives, including “Patches” mistress Josie Gower.
The Thomas Fire went down in history as the largest devastating fire in the US state of California.
The cat, presumed dead, was finally discovered less than two miles from his destroyed home, animal welfare organization staff reported. In the meantime she was handed over to her late lover’s partner, Norm Borgatello – obviously it was a joyful reunion:
“While we don’t know exactly what he’s been up to with his life in the past three years, we can see that both Patches and Norm are thrilled to be back together.”
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