Pet cat feared dead in 2018 California mudslide is found alive

Twenty-three people were killed in the mudslide, including the cat's owner, Josie Gower.

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A pet cat believed killed along with her owner in a huge mudslide has been found three years later.

Twenty-three people were killed in the mudslide, including the cat's owner, Josie Gower.

ByThe Associated PressSANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A pet cat believed killed along with her owner in a huge mudslide has been found three years later.The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico named Patches was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity.

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Patches had been missing since Jan. 9, 2018, when a rainstorm on the vast burn scar of the Thomas Fire sent a debris-laden torrent crashing down through hillside neighborhoods of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles.Patches, who had been missing since Jan. 9, 2018, rests at Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Jan. 11, 2021.

Jillian Title / Animal Shelter Assistance Program via APTwenty-three people were killed, including cat owner Josie Gower. The devastation of thewas so terrible that the bodies of two victims were never found.The ASAP shelter says Patches was found less than a quarter-mile from where her Montecito home stood. headtopics.com

She was reunited with Gower’s partner, Norm Borgatello, on New Year’s Eve.“Though we don’t know exactly what she’s been doing with her life for the past three years, we can see that both Patches and Norm are thrilled to be reunited,” the shelter said in a

Facebook post.A livestream ceremony to remember the 23 victims was held last week on the third anniversary of what has become known as the “1/9 Debris Flow.” Read more: NBC News »

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I'm glad to see good news for a change. I hope the cat now has a loving family after going through all of that. I needed that tonight 😻 Pet Cementery 2 What a nice kitty story! Happy she was reunited with Norm. That's awesome. American needs some good news at this time. And I am a cat lover so it warms my heart ❤️

whatever happened to the missing people? guess they are not important. How on earth is this national news? Especially at a time like this?