A forest fire
In the city of Santa Rosa, California, a forest fire erupted and forced countless families to flee their homes.
When the Stockhams learned they had to leave in the middle of the night, their oldest daughter, age fifteen, tried everything she could to make sure the family cat Thomas could come with them.
However, the cat was also terrified from the whole situation and, instead of cooperating, he scratched her until he finally managed to escape from her arms and ran to hide who knows where. With a broken heart, the family had no choice but to leave without him.