This is the story of a burned kitten in Colorado who found a forever home in a kindred spirit. Although the adoption took place last month, we all need a happy ending to balance out the horror stories we read daily concerning cats. Not many cats are as fortunate as a cat named Phoenix. Warning: Tissue alert as this one will make you cry.
Phoenix was only ten months old when she was found in November 2015 outside a laundry room. She was covered in burns received from huddling underneath a dryer to stay warm. Phoenix was taken in by Dumb Friends League (DFL), a non-profit animal welfare organization that serves communities across Colorado.
No one stepped up to claim Phoenix, and DFL made sure Phoenix received treatment for her injuries, which included removal of her burned skin and reconstruction to her ears. Despite the pain Phoenix was in she was a loving cat to her rescuers. Once healed, it was time for Phoenix to find her forever home. That home came in January when a woman named Gloria heard about Phoenix on the news. Gloria knew the ordeal this sweet cat had gone through, as Gloria was burned on her neck, face and hands when she was 16 years old.
The original CBS Denver story that ran November 13 can be found by clicking here. Below is the happy ending video showing Gloria and Phoenix.
Gloria wasn’t the only one to view the news story. Her daughter saw it as well and insisted Gloria would be the perfect mom for little Phoenix. Their first meeting was fate. Gloria says of her relationship with her new cat
“We’re kindred spirits. When something is meant to be, the world gets real small.”
Those who witnessed the first meeting between the two soul mates knew it was a perfect match, as Phoenix was already settled down, dozing and purring in Gloria’s lap. Gloria knew her life wouldn’t be complete unless she took this little survivor home with her. She renamed her new kitty Rosebud for the shape of her little pink ears.
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