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A Dog Survived California Wildfire and Guarded His Home For a Month

The fire in Northern California was the deadliest wildfire in US history. The fire caused 85 people to lose their lives and more than 10.000 people lost their homes. The wildfire spread quickly and people had to abandon their homes.  Unfortunately, many residents rushing to save their lives, had to leave their pets behind. Andrea Gaylord was one of those residents that thought she lost her pet in the wildfires.

Imagine the look on Andrea’s face to learn that her beloved pet Madison is not only alive, but was guarding the place of what was his family home.

Shayla Sullivan, a volunteer in the fire zone was the responsible for the incredible reunion.

“I initially found the couple’s other dog, Miguel, and reunited them. But Madison remained behind, making him harder to catch. In the meantime, I left food and water out for Madison until I could lure him back home. 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 long month it must have been for him!,” says Sullivan.

Andrea got so emotional when she got reunited with her pet.

“Imagine the loyalty of hanging in through the worst of circumstances and being here waiting. It was so emotional,” said Gaylord.

Andrea also said that Madison was the best dog ever!


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