Mahina's story: People

A paw-fect reunion.

Earlier this week, the Maui Humane Society in Hawaii reunited a cat with her owners after she was displaced by the wildfires that occurred in the area last year.

The cat, named Mahina, was found by the organization after surviving 100 days in the burn zone, the Maui Humane Society said in a post shared on Facebook.

Per the group, Mahina’s family was relocated to Hawaii’s mainland after the natural disaster, where they filed a missing pet report to find their feline friend. But, as they later moved miles away to Montana, they lost hope of ever reuniting with her.

Mahina was recently found by the Maui Humane Society’s Fire Task Force after it safely trapped the animal in the wild, according to the group’s social media post.

The cat’s owners were then identified through her microchip, and, as the Maui Humane Society wrote, they were “overjoyed to learn that Mahina was a survivor.”

Still, getting Mahina back to her “Ohana,” the organization said, “took a village,” due to “navigating flights and snow in the forecast.”

But the Maui Humane Society persevered and covered the cost of Mahina’s health certificate and travel on her way back to her family, with Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines keeping her safe amid her travels. A “trusted transporter” later aided as she traveled from Seattle to Montana, the Maui Humane Society said.

In an update, Mahina’s owners told the Maui Humane Society that their pet “is doing soooo so good,” noting, “She stays strictly inside now, but since we are in Montana, she hasn’t wanted to go outside because of the snow!”

“She is a happy kitty and loves to play with her feather toy and watch TV with us. … She’s so goofy and is so happy to be home with her parents,” they added.

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