Cat rescued from Brooklyn fire released from veterinarian hospital

(Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group)

A cat that survived a deadly apartment fire in Brooklyn last weekend is now safely recovering in her new home.

The feline, named Brigitte Jones, was discharged on Wednesday afternoon from the Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group's hospital in Cobble Hill.

Brigitte was rushed to the hospital by neighbor Laura DiPaola after she was pulled from a fire in her owner's Bay Ridge apartment on Sunday morning. Her owner unfortunately passed away as a result of the fire.

Firefighters who responded to the scene likely saved the unconscious cat by putting a child-sized oxygen mask over her mouth after she was rescued from the apartment.

"Once firefighters and EMTs realized she was still alive, I offered to take her to VERG in my car," DiPaola said. "My partner is a veterinarian and actually performed her internship at VERG, so I knew exactly where she needed to go."

Brigitte was not burned, but is still recovering from smoke inhalation under the care of DiPaola, who she'll now be living with.
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