Shiva the cat plunged 60 feet from her fifth floor apartment and survived. Her owner looked out the window and ran down the stairs to find his cat.
He and his friends spent hours searching frantically for Shiva with no luck. It wasn’t until the following day that they finally found her. She was limping but alive and well. X-rays showed that she had a broken shoulder and front leg.
The vet put Shiva’s leg in a split. She still needs an operation to put steel pins in her leg to make a full recovery.
From Manchester Evening News:
Shiva’s owner said: “She was very lucky, because cats can have injuries such as breathing difficulties and back problems from falls from much lower than that.”
“Shiva’s a house cat and quite used to sitting on the window sill.
“It is normally open just a fraction, but something happened to disturb her, we think maybe a bird flew past, and she managed to push herself out.
“It looked like she was more traumatized to be outside in the rain than by her fall.”