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Miracle cat reunites with owner after vanishing 3 years ago in deadly California mudslides
A pet cat who was thought to have died along with her owner in the massive Southern California mudslides in January 2018 that killed 23 people has been miraculously found three years later less than a quarter of a mile away from her home. The Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) in Santa Barbara, California, shared the story on social media saying that Patches, a calico cat, initially disappeared on the night of the Montecito debris flow which happened early in the morning on Jan. 9, 2018. Patches belonged to Josie Gower, who was one of the victims of the Montecito debris flow, and Norm Borgatello, who survived the incident, and had been missing ever since — until a stray cat was brought into ASAP last month.