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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 5, 2013 8:52PM
I have a cat, his name is socrates and he is a wonderful companion who gives as much or more love than he receives.  When he is hungry he sits next to his food supply and looks directly at it until I give him what he wants.  When he needs to go out in the garage to go potty he performs the same act of siting by the door looking to go out until I let him out.  In the evening when it gets toward our bedtime he will meoww looking toward the stairwell leading toward my bedroom where he sleeps at the foot of my bed. I have to supply him with a glass of water placed on the night stand each night where he will quench his thirst periodically during the night. I got socs at a shelter a few years ago when my wife who was then suffering from alzheimers (now passed away) needed a pet for companionship. I love the little guy with all my heart and hope he and I will leave this earth together.
Jan 5, 2013 8:36PM
Jan 5, 2013 8:28PM
I love cats.  There is one in the neighborhood that I feed almost daily.  But other cats come around and eat her food too.  Oh, well.  Just pop open another can of Fancy Feast. . . .
Jan 4, 2013 7:32PM
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