Man Who Helped Kitten Narrowly Escape Being Burnt Alive Gives Him a Loving Forever Home

February 28, 2019 Updated: March 7, 2019

The Carr Fire, which broke out in July 2018, was one of the deadliest wildfires that has ever burned in Shasta and Trinity Counties in California.

With over 1,000 structures reported damaged or completely destroyed, firefighters had to work day and night to contain the spread before it eventually burned itself out on Aug. 31, 2018.

Firefighters try to control a back burn as the Carr Fire continues to spread towards the towns of Douglas City and Lewiston near Redding, California, on July 31, 2018. (©Getty Images | MARK RALSTON/AFP)

Animals too, got caught up in the out-of-control wildfires. Here’s the story of one little furry survivor, as retold by Animal Regulation Officer Dan Evans.

When Evans was surveying the area in and around Redding, California, he came across a severely injured gray male cat.

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The feline was suffering from burns all over his body and it was a miracle that he had survived. When Evans tried to reach for the cat, the frightened creature retreated further into the burnt skeleton of a car.

Evans knew he had to carefully rescue the scared cat without causing any further damage.

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Finally, after several attempts, he was able to slowly extend his arms to where the cat had retreated.

After a few seconds, he eventually conceded and began nuzzling the officer’s palm. He soon managed to pull the animal to safety and discovered he had third-degree burns on his paws and other parts of his body.

The cat was rushed to Haven Humane Society for immediate medical treatment. The veterinarians told Dan that they would do everything in their power to save the severely burned kitten but warned that the next 48 hours would be crucial.

Evans and his family prayed for the cat’s recovery, and the battered feline managed to pull through the next couple of days, much to the joy and relief of everybody.

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After spending about a month at the shelter, the cat was healed and healthy enough to be released. Since no one came forward to claim the cat, Evans decided to adopt it and name it Vulcan.

Vulcan would soon make friends with Dan’s pet dog, Cali Bear, and the two are inseparable now. After enduring such a horrific experience, Vulcan can purr in delight as he now has a family that will watch over him “furrever.”

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