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July 19, 2012 at 4:00 PMComments: 1 Faves: 0

Cat Leaps From Building to Escape Fire!

By Bri Luginbill More Blogs by This Author

Welcome to The Scratchpad - the news blog for cat lovers!
This week: Cat’s really MUST have nine lives! I mean how else would they survive a 2-story jump and live to meow about it? ;)

Luckily,  the Las Vegas apartment complex in this story was quick to evacuate tenants when a fire - which investigators believe was started by fireworks -  engulfed the building. Miraculously, everyone made it out alive and only a couple people were burned! But as they did, and a large crowd formed in front of the building, cat leaps from firewaiting for firefighters to arrive on the scene they noticed a something moving in one of the apartment windows.

Someone forgot a very important part of the family – their cat!

The poor thing was stuck on the second story, meowing for its life as flames crept closer and closer. The feline whipped it’s head back and forth, frantically looking for an escape route while the likewise frantic crowd, started chanting in encouragement “Jump! Jump!”
Well, either this cat understood English or its instincts kicked in! With one leap, it flew in the air and plummeted towards the ground. The cat landed on the cement - all in one piece with no injuries! That’s one lucky cat!

cat leaps from fire

Makes me think everyone should have a fire escape plan that includes their pets. This way every member of the family makes it out safely.

Do YOU have an escape plan for your pets if there’s a fire?

Sources:

http://www.care2.com/causes/cat-leaps-to-safety-amid-blazing-inferno.html
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8496231/cat-leaps-to-safety-from-second-storey-balcony

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170334/The-moment-cat-leaps-safety-amid-blazing-inferno-leveles-apartments-50-people-blaze-started-fireworks.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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1 Comment

  • I've heard of cats jumping/falling way longer distances than 2 stories, but glad to hear that one is safe nonetheless.

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