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Cat survives 12-story fall, lands on feet in New York City

NEW YORK — It’s true cats land on their feet.

At least it was true for Copper, a 9-month-old tabby who fell 12 stories in New York City and survived with just a broken paw.

Owner Angela Lang tells the New York Post that veterinarians who treated Copper were amazed she was alive.

Copper apparently slipped through a narrow opening in Lang’s 14th-floor window and landed on top of a two-story garage next door.

The kitty spent nearly nine hours on the roof of the garage because there was no access and Lang couldn’t get hold of anyone who could help.

Finally building service manager Juan Dominguez spotted the cat from the window of his own apartment 10 floors below Lang’s. He used a ladder to reach Copper.



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