Woman is reunited with her beloved cat after fire

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A woman displaced from her home by a devastating fire has been reunited with her beloved cat thanks to the efforts of some caring people who helped get Shelby out of the burned building and back to her petmom’s arms.

Sheryl Stahman adopted Shelby last year when she rescued her from a dumpster. She thinks of the cat as her ‘baby’ and was terribly upset at being separated from Shelby when a fire at the Marshall Square Retirement Community in Evans, Ga forced her from her home there.

One resident was killed in the fire and Sheryl left with only the clothes on her back.

Relocated to Camillia Walk Assisted Living, Sheryl’s only concern was for the cat she’d left behind.

Camillia Walk Executive Director Dawn Panowich was able to help.

“My husband is a Columbia county firefighter, so I texted him and said one of residents from there lived in the apartment 203. and her cat is missing. Can you check?,” said Panowich.

Three firefighters went to the apartment and located Shelby hiding under the bed, right where Sheryl said she would be found.

Sheryl’s message to the firemen who saved Shelby from the burned out building is this: “Thank you. Thank you. I cannot give you praise enough,”

Watch the WRDW News 12 report on the story:

2 thoughts on “Woman is reunited with her beloved cat after fire”

  1. Hooray to these firefighters !! I am so happy she was reunited with Shelby…and wish them many happy years being together !!!

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