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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