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Animal survivors of the California fires

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The wildfires that ripped through communities in Northern and Southern California this week have left heartbreaking images of eviscerated neighborhoods and coroners searching for human remains.

There have also been inspiring stories, including those of animals being rescued from the blazes. The front page of Wednesday’s Sacramento Bee featured a reporter’s first-hand account of returning London, a calico cat, to her overjoyed owner.

Here are more of the rescued cats, dogs and other critters. (Yahoo News)

Related links: Photos: Heartbreak in Northern and Southern California areas ravaged by wildfires » Photos: California blazes grow as hundreds go missing »

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Cathy Fallon pets her dog Shiloh at their home, Nov. 9, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. Shiloh was burned when a wildfire scorched the property, burning down Fallon’s home. (Photo: John Locher/AP)


Samantha Esau, 19, of Chico, Emily Garcia of Magalia take in stray cats from an evacuated home in Paradise, California on Nov. 12, 2018. As of Monday morning, Camp Fire is at 113,000 acres with 25% containment. (Photo: Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images)


Sarah Gronseth kisses her dog Branch in the bed of a truck in a parking lot, Nov. 13, 2018, in Chico Calif. Gronseth, a teacher, evacuated some of her high school students in her truck as the fire bore down on the high school in Paradise, Calif. She lost her home in the fire. (Photo: John Locher/AP)


Equine veterinarian Jesse Jellison carries an injured goose to a waiting transport during the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo: Stephen Lam/Reuters)


Dakota Semler stands with “Stanley” the giraffe at the Malibu Wine Safari in Malibu, Calif., Nov. 13, 2018. (Photo: Dana Feldman/Reuters)


Julie Atwood, a volunteer with the North County Animal Disaster Group, puts out food and water for a stray cat reported in an area destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., Nov. 13, 2018. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)


Mare Reasons poses with her dog at The Neighborhood Church shelter after losing her home of 20 years due to the wildfires, in Chico, Calif., Nov. 12, 2018. (Photo: Sharon Bernstein/Reuters)


Do you know this pup? Take a look at his sweet face. Firefighters rescued him from the wildfire in Paradise. His world is gone, his home, up in flames. Did his owners survive? (Photo: KGO- TV Video)


Horses are spooked as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on Nov. 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. (Photo: Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)


An owl sits on the beach in Malibu as the Woolsey Fire approaches on Nov. 9. 2018. (Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


A bird looks out of its crate while waiting to be returned to its enclosure after a brief evacuation due to the presence of a nearby wildfire at the Los Angeles Zoo, in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo: Andrew Cullen/Reuters)


Large plumes of smoke from a fast moving wildfire are seen in the background as a volunteer waters the horses at The Pierce College Equine Center where evacuees are bringing their large and small animals in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles on Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo: Richard Vogel/AP)


Llamas are tied to a lifeguard stand on the beach in Malibu as the Woolsey Fire comes down the hill on Nov. 9. 2018. (Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


Wildfire evacuee Eva Loeffler walks with her 20 year-old pony Mini at the Pierce College Equine Center where evacuees are bringing their large and small animals in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles on Nov. 9, 2018. A wind-driven wildfire raged through Southern California communities on Friday, burning homes and forcing thousands of people to flee as it relentlessly pushed toward Malibu and the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Richard Vogel/AP)


A dog named Rockey stands on the fence in front of the home of Jimmy Clements that survived the Camp Fire on Nov. 11, 2018 in Paradise, Calif. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


Wildfire evacuee Eva Loeffler sits with her 20 year-old pony Mini at the Pierce College Equine Center where evacuees are bringing their large and small animals in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles on Nov. 9, 2018. A wind-driven wildfire raged through Southern California communities on Friday, burning homes and forcing thousands of people to flee as it relentlessly pushed toward Malibu and the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Richard Vogel/AP)


Teresa Merritt, left helps her sister Mary Lou Miller with her dogs after being evacuated at The Pierce College Equine Center where evacuees are bringing their large and small animals in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles on Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo: Richard Vogel/AP)


Reuben, a comfort dog with the Lutheran Church Charities’ K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, is being petted by an attendee at Neighborhood Church of Chico where it also serves as emergency shelter for those displaced by the Camp Fire, in Chico, Calif. on Nov. 11, 2018. (Photo: Stephen Lam/Reuters)


Marty Cable is one of dozens of horse owners who evacuated her home in Encinal Canyon to bring their animals to an evacuation area at Zuma Beach in Malibu, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018. Known as the Woolsey fire, it has consumed thousands of acres and destroyed multiple homes. (Photo: Reed Saxon/AP)


Capt. Steve Millosovich carries a cage of cats while battling the Camp Fire in Big Bend, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2018. Millosovich said the cage fell from the bed of a pick-up truck as an evacuee drove to safety. (Photo: Noah Berger/AP)


Cathy Fallon sits near her dog Shiloh, a 2-year-old golden retriever, whose face was burned in the fire in Paradise, Calif. Nov. 10, 2018. Shiloh needs veterinarian treatment. But she can’t leave her property because authorities won’t allow her to return to Paradise, since the entire town is still under an evacuation order. Fallon and Shiloh are spending nights in this horse trailer because the family home burned. (Photo: Paul Elias/AP)


Jimmy Clements, who stayed at his home as the Camp Fire raged through Paradise, Calif., pets his dog Blue, Nov. 11, 2018. Clements, whose home stands among destroyed residences, said he built an FM radio out of a potato and wire to keep up with news about the fire. (Photo: Noah Berger/AP)


Evacuee Tracey Moechel comforts her dog Muggsy outside of an evacuation center set up at the Taft Charter High School gymnasium in Woodland Hills, section of Los Angeles on Nov. 9, 2018. Moechel said Friday the center wouldn’t allow her dog to sleep inside. (Photo: Richard Vogel/AP)


Cathy Fallon pets her dog Shiloh at their home, Nov. 9, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. Shiloh was burned when a wildfire scorched the property, burning down Fallon’s home. (Photo: John Locher/AP)


A dog watches from a car as flames approach during the Woolsey Fire on Nov. 9, 2018 in Malibu, Calif. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)


Veterinarian Dawn Alves tends to a dog named Fatty who received burns on its eyes and chin during the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo: Stephen Lam/Reuters)


Ashley Nevis with the North Valley Animal Disaster Group tends to a rescued horse during the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo: Stephen Lam/Reuters)


Evacuee Tracey Moechel sits with her dog Muggsy outside of an evacuation center set up at the Taft Charter High School gymnasium in Woodland Hills, section of Los Angeles on Nov. 9, 2018. Moechel said Friday the center wouldn’t allow her dog to sleep inside. (Photo: Richard Vogel/AP)


Evacuee Brian Etter and dog Tone, who walked on foot to escape the Camp Fire, rest in the parking lot of Neighborhood Church of Chico, in Chico, Calif. on Nov. 11, 2018. (Photo: Stephen Lam/Reuters)


A horse is seen as members of the Humane Society of Ventura County evacuate animals from an area affected by a wildfire in Malibu, Calif., Nov. 10. 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. (Photo: Humane Society of Ventura County/via Reuters)


Medical personnel evacuate patients as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Noah Berger/AP)