Photo Credit: B.Davis/IFAW and North Valley Animal Disaster Group
A sweet orange and white kitten is very lucky to be alive in Northern California.
Firefighters battling the Complex Fire found the little one, who they believe is just 2 or 3 weeks old, in the middle of the road while fighting the fire on September 20th.
The kitten was terrified and covered in smoke and ash when firefighters scooped her up and brought her to a local shelter where she was evaluated and found to be in good health, other than the ash, smoke and fear she experienced.
The North Valley Animal Disaster Group, wonderful organization of volunteers that helps animals during disasters, says as soon as they saw her it was obvious what her name should be.
With her giant ears, big round eyes and adorably scrunchy face, she just HAD to be named.... Baby Yoda!
Baby Yoda is currently with a foster family that is taking very good care of her and giving her all the love and cuddles she needs.
North Valley Vice President Norm Rosene says that Baby Yoda is doing well and a LOT of people are requesting to adopt her. But, she says, the group waits about a month to allow adoptions of animals they take in during fires because they could be the pets of people displaced by the fire.
"We will hang on to the animals and give everyone a chance to get their lives together before claiming their animals. Who knows, Baby Yoda's parents might be out there looking for her and waiting to get her back. Baby Yoda will have no problem finding a home."
Read more about the North Valley Animal Disaster Group, they are a volunteer group that relies on donations to help animals during disasters...so please help support their wonderful work!