SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A pet cat believed killed alongside together with her proprietor in an enormous mudslide has been discovered three years later.

The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico named Patches was introduced in as a stray final month and a microchip scan revealed her id.

Patches had been lacking since Jan. 9, 2018, when a rainstorm on the huge burn scar of the Thomas Fire despatched a debris-laden torrent crashing down by way of hillside neighborhoods of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles.

Patches, who had been lacking since Jan. 9, 2018, rests at Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Jan. 11, 2021.Jillian Title / Animal Shelter Assistance Program through AP

Twenty-three individuals had been killed, together with cat proprietor Josie Gower. The devastation of the debris flow was so horrible that the our bodies of two victims had been by no means discovered.

The ASAP shelter says Patches was discovered lower than a quarter-mile from the place her Montecito residence stood.

She was reunited with Gower’s companion, Norm Borgatello, on New Year’s Eve.

“Though we don’t know exactly what she’s been doing with her life for the past three years, we can see that both Patches and Norm are thrilled to be reunited,” the shelter stated in a Facebook post.

A livestream ceremony to recollect the 23 victims was held final week on the third anniversary of what has turn out to be often known as the “1/9 Debris Flow.”

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