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Cat survives 80-foot fall

After eight days in tree, lucky kitty lands on her feet.

By Vetstreet Jan 4, 2013 4:00PM

A 2-year-old kitty in Marion, Mass., has had a harrowing start to the new year. Firefighters tried three times to rescue her from the tree that she’d been stuck in for eight days before she fell 80 feet from her perch on Sunday — and then took off into the brush.

Photo: AP // Fortunate survived an 80-foot fall from a tree.Pam Robinson, founder of a local pet shelter called It's All About the Animals, finally caught her on Tuesday, named her Fortunate, and brought her to the Marion Animal Hospital to be checked out.

"I don't see anything wrong with this cat; it's unbelievable," said veterinarian Dr. Rachel Francis, who examined her. "She's certainly a survivor."

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Robinson and Francis said they believe the skittish but affectionate cat, who had a few pulled muscles and a possible parasitic infection, was once someone’s pet.

After she recovers, Fortunate will be put up for adoption.

— Read it at Massachusetts’ Sea Coast Today

Photo: AP // Fortunate survived an 80-foot fall from a tree.

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Jan 6, 2013 1:56PM
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Never try to get a cat out of a tree. They almost always jump. Just leave them alone and they will come down. When was the last time you saw cat bones hanging in a tree.
Jan 6, 2013 12:55PM
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This cat story has been on msn for 3 days,  is the best msn can do for a story?

 

I learned in country grade school,  it was supposed to be Jack and Jill,  not,  Steve and Bill.

Jan 6, 2013 12:51PM
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Jack and ill,  not,  Steve and Bill.
Jan 6, 2013 12:38PM
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Best Pets Ever Including Dogs! Be good to your pets!
Jan 6, 2013 8:57AM
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romeo is my best friend i found him starveing and alone his mother had abandonded him because he is def and he was only about 3 weeks old i had to hand feed him for two weeks befor he was walking and from that point on he ruled the house he still does and i am his well trained human lol

 

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the cats got no problem she has a extented warranty 8 more lives left
Jan 6, 2013 6:46AM
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I love all animals...but cats they sooo awesome.  I am feeding 4 strays where i work..now if only I could catch them and have them fixed. that would be even more awesome.!
Jan 6, 2013 5:26AM
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Ihave a cat name sam and he is a siamese cat he does not like when we pet him but when people come to visit us he comes around and  moves around there legs sort of saying hi here i am pet me.
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