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Cat Who Suffered Burns Finds Home With Fellow Survivor

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Phoenix the cat has been through a lot. Now, she's going home with someone who truly understands.

The sweet kitty was found outside a laundry room two months ago with burns all over her ears and body - likely because she was trying to keep warm under a clothes dryer. Dumb Friends League in Denver, Colorado, took her in.

Dumb Friends League

Dumb Friends League

Dumb Friends League

Dumb Friends League

They named her Phoenix for her incredible recovery.

Dumb Friends League

Dumb Friends League

Now, 1-year-old Phoenix is finally getting the loving family she deserves. Her new home is with Gloria, a Colorado mom who was severely burned in a household accident at age 16.

Gloria told Dumb Friends Rescue that while she connected with Phoenix's story after hearing it on the local news, she didn't intend to adopt another pet. But Gloria had a change of heart when her daughter called and said, "Mom, this is the cat for you."

"Walking into the room and seeing Gloria with Phoenix curled up and purring in her lap, you could tell there was an instant connection," Dumb Friends League's Megan Rees told The Dodo.

"We knew Phoenix would need a very special home and we're honored that we could help bring these two together," she added.

Gloria plans to give Phoenix a new name: Rosebud, in honor of her little pink ears.

Dumb Friends League

Dumb Friends League

You can donate to Dumb Friends League here. If you're ready to bring a shelter pet into your home, you can check out local options at Adopt-A-Pet.com.