Camp Fire survivor reunites with lost dog


One Camp Fire survivor woke up Friday morning to a small part of his family back home.

Michael Frey thought his dog, Maggie, had been killed in the destructive fire. But, on Wednesday, Frey, Maggie, and his other pooch, Taxi, reunited at San Francisco’s Animal Care and Control.

Frey said his dog was with him the morning the fire started. He asked a neighbor to break into his home to rescue her, but she took off. 

After the flames leveled his neighborhood, a police officer found the 12-year-old dog safe in a nearby cemetery.

“[I’m] glad she’s still alive [and] didn’t get hurt,” Frey said. “She had the sense to go where it’s safe, everything around her was burning.”

Frey left Animal Care and Control with dog beds, toys, gas money, and his family.

“I’m going to take them everywhere,” he said of his dogs. “[They’re] never going to be out of my sight.”

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