Patches is reunited with Norm Borgatello, her late owner’s partner, at the Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County, Calif., on Dec. 31.

This photo provided by Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) in Santa Barbara County shows Patches being reunited with a family friend Norm Borgatelloat Animal Shelter Assistance Program on Dec. 31, 2020, Patches who was believed killed along with her owner in the Montecito debris flow disaster has been found after three years. The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity. Patches had been missing since Jan. 9, 2018, when a rainstorm on the vast burn scar of the Thomas Fire sent a debris-laden torrent crashing down through hillside neighborhoods of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles. (Jillian Title/Animal Shelter Assistance Program via AP)