Family Can’t Believe “Strange” Dog is Theirs

April Livingston | November 21st, 2018

A one year old husky named Max has lived with his family in California since he was a puppy. He just loved to play outside and be with his human siblings in their backyard. Sadly, the Camp Fire ravaging California made its way to the family’s home. The Yeager family, who owns Max, was right in the path of danger when the fire started. Michel Yeager, Max’s mom, picked up her two daughters from their dad’s house and then headed back to her home to get Max. When she got there, she couldn’t find Max. She was running out of time and had to leave the home to save her and her children’s lives. Michel says Max typically hides under the porch when he’s scared, so she hoped he was hiding there.

Hours later, the family learned their house was gone. They were so sad to lose it, but were left wondering what happened to their dog Max. The odds were not in his favor, but they remained optimistic. They posted about the Husky on Facebook, hoping someone had seen him or found him amid the fire. Then, they came across something odd: a video of a dog that was found in the fire whose named was Max. The family wasn’t sure it was him, as his thick white and black fur wasn’t visible; this dog had yellow, short hair.

Michel Yeager//Facebook
Michel Yeager//Facebook
Michel Yeager//Facebook
Michel Yeager//Facebook
Michel Yeager//Facebook

They still knew they had to try, so they reached out to the newscaster who shared Max’s story. The man described Max’s collar and they knew it was him! They could hardly believe it was him, he looked so different from himself. His fur was singed off of his body and had burns on his snout, paws, and body. Despite all he went through, he was so happy to see them when they came to get him. He’s in rough shape but is currently at a veterinary hospital recovering. It’s going to be a long road, but doctors say he will survive.

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