June 15, 2019, Paradise California. Transfer Station.
It is well past midnight in Paradise California, Butte County. Seven months after the Camp Fire (aka campfire) changed lives and altered landscape forever.
The Transfer Station, will soon close.
More than 600 cats saved in Paradise and Magalia, and still so many out there needing rescue, but the time has come to leave this mission to new hands.
Together in Paradise
Time and circumstance have led us here, to the final kittie round up.
We learned so very much.
Together, with strangers turned friends, I’ve shed tears of joy and sorrow.
Living a “Nomadic” life, I have experienced a lot in these past two years. I have personally grown as a rescuer and as a human being in the residue of this tragedy. I gained a new travel companion, along the way.
These hills, strewn with debris and melted cars, will slowly alter and life will prosper.
Life abounds amongst the burned out rubble.
The Earth greens into rebirth despite the sorrows that lay beneath the ashes.
Paradise, Magalia and Concow may never be the same, but the will is strong here to rebuild. The sense of renewal is palpable.
To some it may just be a bunch of cats, but to many here, it is the sign of hope.
Over 600 cats rescued, easily thousands of cats, if all combined rescues are accounted for… and I was a part of it. Just a small part… but part of it nevertheless.
Stay Strong Paradise and Magalia. The sun will continue to rise.