Cat Survives 4-Story Fall in New York

Sammy the cat survived a fall out of a 4-story apartment window in New York.
Sammy the cat survived a fall out of a 4-story apartment window in New York.

Sammy, a 2-year-old cat, is recovering after plunging four stories from a window in his owner’s Manhattan apartment Tuesday afternoon. Sammy suffered several injuries in the fall, including a broken right hind leg, broken toes on his right front paw and a split palate. But he was quickly treated at BluePearl Veterinary Partners and doctors expect him to recover. Sammy was being cared for by a pet sitter, and when his owner returned to his apartment Tuesday, they noticed the windows were cracked open more than usual. Something startled the cat as he was sitting in the windowsill, and he fell out along with the screen, the hospital said. “So far, since he’s walked in the door, he’s been nothing but the sweetest, gentlest cat,” said emergency vet Dr. Rachel Carson. BluePearl advised cat owners to use screen guards, never leave pets unattended on balconies and to make sure windows are closed before throwing a toy to a pet. — Read it at CBS New York

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