California family finds missing dog after long search through fire debris

Izzy the Bernese Mountain Dog

Thousands of people remained evacuated Saturday as fires continued to rage in California's wine country and authorities said it was still too risky to return to burned-out neighborhoods of Santa Rosa.

Beckyjean Widen's parents were asleep when flames started to surround their home and as they escaped, their family dog, Izzy, ran away from them.

But, moments later, Izzy came running out, changing the mood from somber to ecstatic.

Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver's mother from the grim task of recovering the body of the family's beloved dog Izzy.

"She was very happy to see us", Weaver told the AP about the 9-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog.

"I don't see the house at all", one of the men in the video said. Video of the reunion has since gone viral.

Widen also shared that hoping for a miracle, her brother and husband, later in the week returned to the barren land to search for the lost dog, trekking three miles up to her parents' property.

"They lost everything, but my mom was most devastated about leaving Izzy", Beckjean wrote. "But she was not frantic or anything".

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Cellphone service was sketchy, but Weaver was eventually able to reach his mother, who was staying with relatives in the San Francisco Bay Area. "When we told my mom she just sat down and cried for like two hours". She was really, really happy.

The pup can be seen strutting up to the pair at the end, seeming to be in good spirits despite the horrendous conditions she endured.

"Izzy's here!" Jack Weaver calls, choking up with emotion. A veterinarian explained to The Sacramento Bee that her thick fur probably saved her because it insulated her from the flames.

Widen shared: "No singed hair, no burned paws".

"The severity is often bad", said Dr. Katie McKenzie, the lead veterinarian.

Despite being nearly certain there wouldn't be anything to return home to, she wrote that her husband and brother "were determined" to see if "by some miracle Izzy survived".

Shelter workers update their website every hour with photos of the pets they have rescued, and they are fielding frantic calls from anxious pet owners searching for their furry companions.

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