The Goseong County wildfires in April 2019 destroyed not only human lives and property, but also the lives of countless animals.
Chained pets left behind by their families struggled to escape, but they couldn’t free themselves in time to survive the fire. Among the abandoned was Aeyong, a cat covered from head to tail in ash.
Even with the ability to run away, Aeyong must have been terrified to be surrounded by the roaring fire and choking smoke. Nevertheless, she survived.
On the exterior, Aeyong didn’t have any visible scars. This was probably because she could move freely and escape, unlike the many dogs and other animals that were left tied up. Regardless, we took Aeyong to a vet where we could confirm that she was healthy.
With the agreement of the Goseong County Office, we posted a notice on the county website to try to reunite her with her family.
Meanwhile, Aeyong was taken under the care of a foster parent, who eventually adopted her after no one reached out to us in search of the little white cat.
We know that this courageous little kitty will now have a brighter future with her new family.