LINCOLN – Two kittens that survived the Camp Fire have gained some notoriety not only for their cuteness but because of their heartwarming story -- and now, they're up for adoption.
Phoenix and Ash are brothers and the two were found after the wildfire tore through the town of Concow in Butte County.
"Phoenix was burnt. His fur was completely like a Brillo pad. The tips of his ears were burnt. His whiskers were burnt," remembered Joy Smith, the creator of the FieldHaven Feline Center in Lincoln.
Ash came out of the fire suffering only from dehydration.
When they were found in a horse trailer in Concow Phoenix had thrown his body over his litter mate Ash - protecting him from the burning intensity of the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California's history.
"It's not very common actually. It is quite unique...that's why we think that they have a pretty special bond. They went through a very traumatic experience... and look at the way... they're just mirroring each other too," Smith said.
FieldHaven treated and cared for Phoenix and Ash in its emergency shelter. The two are up for adoption but, only as a pair. Applications to adopt the brothers are being accepted from Friday morning to Monday, Dec. 10.
If you’re interested, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them why you believe you would offer the best forever home family for both Ash and Phoenix. You must live in Northern California to be eligible. Applicants also need to include: contact name, address, phone number, email, number and ages of humans and pets in the family.
More information on the adoption process can be found by clicking here.