Cat’s Safe Escape From Building Collapse Caught on Video

An amazing video captures a cat’s survival after the Towers Hotel collapsed in Manitoba, Canada, on Thursday.

The black and white cat can be seen to the left of the vertical “Towers” sign at 0:16 in the video, just before the main part of the building falls. A witness can be heard yelling, “A cat!” as the structure collapses.

Seconds later, the frightened cat runs, unscathed, from the smoldering wreckage. 

The cat, whose name is Sylvester, was taken to the Dauphin Vet Clinic for treatment, Life With Cats reports. He suffered smoke inhalation but was otherwise fine, and was reunited with his owner, apparently one of 25 residents of the historic hotel.

A suspect was charged with arson in the incident, CBC News reports.

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