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Cat missing for 10 years, burned in California wildfire returned to Longmont family

By: Amelia Arvesen, Daily Camera
December 24, 2017 Updated: December 25, 2017 at 6:10 am
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photo - Pilot twas badly burned and needed two surgeries, including one to amputate five of his toes . (Lewis Geyer / Daily Camera)
Pilot twas badly burned and needed two surgeries, including one to amputate five of his toes . (Lewis Geyer / Daily Camera) 

When devastating wildfires broke out in California's wine country this October, Jenn Thompson felt a tug at her heart to adopt one of the hundreds of cats rescued from the ash.

"I was telling one of my friends out here, 'I feel like I should adopt one of these cats,' because there were so many," said Thompson, of Longmont. "We lost a cat to cancer last spring and I've been telling my husband, 'We have a vacancy.'"

Before she could think about it any longer, she received a call on Oct. 31.

Thompson's cat, Pilot, who wandered away from the family's then-home in Santa Rosa, Calif., in 2007, had been found in the rubble by a good Samaritan looking for her own cats a little more than a mile from where Pilot went missing all those years ago.

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