Cat burned in apartment fire ready for adoption

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The latest photo of Bella who is now ready for adoption (Source: Arizona Humane Society) The latest photo of Bella who is now ready for adoption (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

A cat with first-degree burns and singed whiskers in an apartment fire more than a month ago is now ready for adoption.

"Bella," a 4-year-old Tortie, has been recovering at the Arizona Humane Society after her caregivers lost everything in an apartment fire.

A neighbor saw Bella lying on the front porch and called AHS medical technicians, who took her to AHS' Second Chance Animal Hospital.

AHS spokeswoman Bretta Nelson said Bella had severe burns on her paws and she had a burn on her belly where a piece of plastic had melted to her skin.

The people who have been caring for Bella for the last year lost everything in the fire and were unable to keep her, so she was in AHS' foster care program for several weeks while she recovered.

AHS said Bella is learning to walk on three legs after her injured leg had to be amputated.

"Yet, despite all she has been through she has not missed a beat and is as sweet as ever as her AHS foster mom can attest to," Nelson said Monday.

Bella's adoption will be held Tuesday, April 15 at noon at AHS' Sunnyslope Campus located at 9226 N. 13th Ave. in Phoenix.

The adoption fee is $40, which includes spay surgery, first vaccinations, free follow-up vet exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a collar and a carrier.

AHS said if more than one interested adopter arrives for adoption, a drawing will be held.

Potential adopters with questions can call Sunnyslope Adoptions at 602-997-7585, ext. 2045.

Click here to see other pets up for adoption at AHS.

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