Cat burned in apartment fire ready for adoption

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX – A cat that was burned in an apartment fire that left its family homeless is ready for adoption.

Bella, a 4-year-old tortie, had first-degree burns on her paws and a burn spot on her belly where a piece of plastic had melted on her skin.

Bella has spent more than a month recovering from her injuries and is learning to live life on three legs after one had to be amputated, according to Arizona Humane Society spokeswoman Bretta Nelson.

She also said Bella's whiskers that were singed off in the fire are starting to grow back.

"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.

Bella's owners were unable to keep her after losing everything in the fire.

She will be available for adoption at noon on Tuesday at AHS' Sunnyslope Campus, 9226 N. 13th Ave., in Phoenix. Her adoption fee is $40.

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