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Courtney Werblow was in tears when she returned to Paradise, Calif. property where her childhood home stood. But it was not the economic goods, that made her cry. On the contrary, it was the sight of her beloved cat, Wood.
“Come on Wood! Come on girl! Hello baby girl, come on!” Werblow can be heard saying in a now-viral video, as she shakes a bowl of food for the hesitant feline.
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“You look so good,” she says, breaking down in tears like Wood approaches.”You have made it. You have made it. It’s okay baby. We are here. We are there for you!”
Wood, a woman with beige color and a brown face, “special” Werblow told ABC10. The California woman said Wood came into her life after she and her husband married and she was pregnant with their second child.
Wood was living with Werblow parents at the time that the Camp Fire was burning by the Butte County area, because her house was not possible cats.
“NEVER LOSE HOPE! A month today since the fire, we received an escort to my parents’ property and my cat Wood was discovered!! She is still alive. Praise God!!” she wrote alongside the video, which was more 720,000 views as of Wednesday morning.
“Amen, this is absolutely amazing news, praise God, I am so glad that I am all choked up,” a Facebook user wrote in a comment.
“I am so touched by this story. I had to watch. I hope that things get better & better for your family and others added.
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Werblow told the news station find out of living Wood was a “much-needed moments of hope” for her family after the Camp Fire burned more than 150,000 acres, destroyed almost 14,000 structures and killed 86 people, according to the Cal Fire destroyed everything they had.
Werblow the story of Wood echoes that of another pet owner in the Paradise of which the dog was found waiting on the scorched property a month after the wildfire ripped through the area.
Courtney Werblow not immediately return Fox News’ request for additional comment Wednesday.