Cat recovers from severe burns, gets adopted by human burn survivor

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Cat Recovers from Severe Burns, Gets Adopted by Human Burn Survivor


A kitten who suffered severe burns has just found a loving home, with an owner who understands her better than anyone else in the world could.

The cat, Phoenix, has been paired up with a fellow burn survivor, who says they're a perfect match.

But a couple of months ago, Phoenix's future seemed far from picture perfect.

At 10 months old, the kitten was found outside of a laundry room at an apartment complex with burns on her face, ears, tail and all four paws.

Rescue workers with the Dumb Friends League in Denver suspect she was hiding under a dryer to stay warm.

They took her in, performed surgery to remove her burned skin, wrapped her paws to prevent infection, and reconstructed her ears. Then they named her Phoenix due to her amazing recovery.

After seeing the cat's story on the local news, a Colorado mom named Gloria reached out.

Gloria, who was severely burned in an accident when she was 16, had an instant connection with the cat. But she wasn't intending on adopting another pet.

That is, until her daughter stepped in and told her mom how perfect they would be together.

Now Gloria has renamed her cat Rosebud because of the shape of her tiny, pink ears. And after a rough start in life, it seems like finally everything's coming up Rosebud.

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