Man Joyously Reunites With Dog Feared Dead In CA Camp Fire


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On the morning of November 8, Michael Frey and his dog, Taxi were safely out of range when the deadly Northern California Camp Fire struck. Frey’s other pooch, Maggie was not so lucky. She was at home in the fire’s direct path.

The worried dog dad called a neighbor to break in and save Maggie, but she became frightened and bolted. Frey knew the chances of seeing her alive again were slim.

Hoping for the best, but fearing the worst, he took to the internet – and spotted a photo of Maggie! The smart girl had taken refuge in a nearby cemetery as the flames completely consumed the neighborhood. She was rescued by a police officer and transferred to San Francisco’s Animal Care & Control along with 9 other canine survivors.

On November 21, Frey and Taxi arrived at ACC for an emotional reunion with Maggie.

“So many good hearts out there makes this whole disaster less complicated,” Frey told NBC News. “Glad she’s still alive and didn’t get hurt. She had the sense to go where it’s safe while everything around her was burning.”

Frey left Animal Care and Control with his family intact as well as dog beds, toys, and gas money.

“I’m gonna take them everywhere,” he said. “Never gonna be out of my sight.”

ACC is hoping more reunions are still to come for the 9 additional Camp Fire rescue dogs in their care.

H/T to NBC News

Featured Image via Facebook/Animal Care & Control San Francisco

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