• Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A dog that survived the catastrophic
    wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins
    of his home for almost a month until his owner returned.

    Madison was there waiting when Andrea Gaylord was allowed back
    to check on her burned property in Paradise this week.

    Gaylord fled when the Nov. 8 fire broke out and decimated the
    town of 27,000. An animal rescuer who responded to Gaylord's
    request to check on Madison first spotted the male Anatolian
    shepherd mix several days later.

    Shayla Sullivan said the outdoor guard dog was apprehensive and
    kept his distance. Sullivan left food and water for him
    regularly until Gaylord got back on Wednesday. She also helped
    locate Madison's brother Miguel, another Anatolian shepherd mix
    that was taken to a shelter 85 miles (135 kilometers) away in
    the confusing aftermath of the wildfire.

    "If (the evacuees) can't be there I'm going to be and I'm not
    going to give up on their animal until they can get back in,"
    Sullivan said.

    The dogs reunited Friday when Gaylord came back to the property
    with Miguel and brought Madison his favorite treat: a box of
    Wheat Thin crackers.

    Gaylord told news station ABC10 she couldn't ask for a better
    animal.

    "Imagine the loyalty of hanging in in the worst of circumstances
    and being here waiting," she said.

    "Their instinctual job is to watch the flocks and we're part of
    them," Gaylord said about her dogs. "It's a comforting feeling."

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/dog-survived-california-wildfire- guarded-home-weeks-202335240.html

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