But the pet still needs to be treated for burns.
Veterinarians from the University of California at Davis returned Mason’s cat to his owners Lachi Ping and her husband Curtis Mullins. He was lost during the November forest fires – the most powerful in the history of the state.
Ping and Mullins took Mason from a shelter just two weeks ago. During the evacuation, the family took the cat with them, but at some point it was touched by one of the explosions, and it slipped from the hands of the owners. Since then, they have not seen Mason.
As told at the university, firefighters rescued Mason and another 22 cats, and then delivered them to the vets. The family arrived at Davis and confirmed that it was indeed her pet. Sister Ping posted a reunion video on Facebook.
Good news out of @ucdavisvetmed — Mayson, one of the first cats brought here from the #CampFire — has been reunited with his owners, Laci Ping and Curtis Mullins! He’s staying here for another week while burns on his paws heal. More info: https://t.co/lz1sl4ZOXt pic.twitter.com/M2B1X84qNy
— Dateline UC Davis (@UCDavisDateline) November 16, 2018
Mason will stay in the hospital for another week until he burns on all four of his paws. The cat received a microchip, it was castrated and vaccinated. Ping said that Mason is the only bright spot in her life at such a difficult time.
Veterinarians from the University of California regularly help victims of fires to pets reunite with their owners. On the Facebook album, they publish photos of animals that have not yet been taken away, and instructions for identification.