When All Else Is Gone, Camp Fire ‘Cat Rescuers’ Give Owners A Bit Of Uplifting News

There are scores of people volunteering to help out after the devastating and deadly Camp Fire, where at least 79 people have died and 699 were missing as of Tuesday, the 13th day of the fire still burning in Butte County.

Cinematographer Douglas Thron captures amazing cat rescue in Paradise right after Camp Fire burns almost the entire town down. Shannon Jay has saved countless cats like this and is out in the burn area continuing to save more. This kitty survived and is doing well.

There are official groups which have been trying to match the countless lost pets from the fire with their owner through an online billboard. But Jay and Thron are working on their own, roaming about the destruction, looking under cars and rubble for homeless cats, doing their best through word of mouth and Jay’s Facebook page to match them back up with their owners. In one such rescue, Thron captured Jay working for nearly an hour and a half to free a wailing cat from under a pickup truck.