When the call came, and they said they had her cat, Patricia Duane could not believe it.
Lost in the midst of the 2017 wildfires, her brown tabby was ill-equipped for life on the streets, and Duane had long since given up hope of his survival.
An indoor cat accustomed to regular meals and a soft comforter, Ozzie had only four teeth when he went missing. A bad case of gum disease had required most of them to be extracted, so hunting was out of the question even if he’d had it in him — which Duane doubted.
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