Photographer Reunites Pet with Proprietor After it Was Misplaced in a Hearth

Photographer Reunites Pet with Proprietor After it Was Misplaced in a Hearth


Patches is reunited along with his proprietor | Natalie Golay / Rescue Ranch

Photojournalist Jonathan Rivas was documenting the devastating McKinney Hearth in California when a pet emerged from the ashes and ran as much as Rivas — ecstatic that it had discovered a human.

Rivas, of AIO Filmz, filmed the emotional footage and later shared it on Twitter in a bid to search out the little canine’s proprietor.

“Placing this out for the proprietor. Small pup, estimated to be 4 months was discovered roaming throughout the fireplace zone,” he wrote on Twitter.

Remarkably, Rivas’s publish labored and the pet, whose identify is Patches, was reunited along with his grateful proprietor James “Mac” Benton.

Rivas has been taking video of Benton’s still-smoldering property when Patches appeared by the wreckage. The center-warming footage reveals the lovable pup bounding towards Rivas, clearly elated {that a} human had arrived. The sort cameraman sweet-talked the canine and gave it water and loads of love. Footage reveals the canine gulping down a bowl of water.

“As I’m strolling as much as a automobile that had burned all the way down to get one other shot, I noticed this little pet simply come working out,” Rivas tells AccuWeather.

Rivas tells AccuWeather that he had by no means seen something alive within the aftermath of a damaging wildfire, he had initially heard a yelp however didn’t suppose it was something.

The photojournalist took the pet to the Rescue Ranch animal adoption middle within the metropolis of Yreka the place Patches was reunited with Benton.

Benton’s house had been destroyed by the vicious fireplace and was carrying his canine to security and thought that his different canine have been following. When he circled, they have been gone and smoke was enveloping him, making it unimaginable to search out the opposite canine.

The McKinney wildfire raged in Northern California this week killing 4 folks.

Picture credit: Photograph by Natalie Golay / Rescue Ranch


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