PARADISE, Butte County (CBS SF / AP) — A Butte County family has been reunited with their cat after it stayed behind during the deadly Camp Fire last month that leveled their home.

Courtney Werblow and her family returned to her parents’ burned home in Paradise over the weekend and found their beloved cat, Timber, standing near the ruins.

Werblow recorded a video of the emotional moment when she spots the beige cat with a brown face looking at them from a distance.

Timber the cat was found on December 8, 2018, one month after the Camp Fire tore through the town of Paradise. (Courtney Werblow/YouTube)

Timber the cat was found on December 8, 2018, one month after the Camp Fire tore through the town of Paradise. (Courtney Werblow/YouTube)

She starts to cry as she calls Timber for a bowl of cat food.

After some hesitation, Timber walks over to Werblow, who exclaims in tears “You made it! You made it!”

Werblow tells a Sacramento news station it was a much-needed moment of hope for her family and parents who lost everything in the fire.

© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Comments (2)
  1. That’s wonderful!! I hope there are many others still to come
    Than you for posting this!!!

  2. Liz Merts Albritton says:

    Please tell me that someone at CBS knows that a “beige cat with a brown face” is a Siamese! The story is so sweet it made me cry. What a terrific gift that the cat and its people found each other. Thank you.

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