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Lucky NYC Cat Survives Five-Story Fall onto Spiked Fence

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:00pm
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At the ASPCA, we see many feline victims of High Rise Syndrome each year, but perhaps none so lucky as three-year-old Pereque, who miraculously survived a fall from a five-story apartment building window right onto a spiked fence.

After his fall, Pereque’s pet parent rushed him to the ASPCA Animal Hospital, where he underwent surgery with ASPCA Director of Surgery Dr. J’mai Gayle that same day.

Pereque sustained only non-life threatening injuries—in fact, he didn’t even have a broken bone! Fortunately for Pereque, the spikes on the fence just missed his femoral artery, and all of his major organs were unharmed.

ASPCA Veterinarian Dr. Laura Niestat also treated Pereque during his stay at AAH and released him to his pet parent three days later.

“I believe he ultimately did quite well,” Dr. Gayle says.

We’re so glad we were able to treat this resilient kitty when he needed us most!

For more information about our emergency veterinary care services, please visit the ASPCA Animal Hospital online.

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Before someone jumps on this: the word is spelled "lackadaisical".
The next to the last sentence should read: "Seems to me someone is being judgemental here besides THE ONES WHO THINK IT IS A BIG DEAL". So sorry about the error. Hope I won't be taken to task about that.

rich

What will happen to Pereque after he recovers? How did he manage to fall in the first place? Sounds like neglect or possible abuse.

Edward Henrichsen

The only people that know what happened are the kitty's parents. So no one should be bearing false witness against anyone. You should all be happy that the Kitty is alive and doing well!!!!!

Vi

OMG. This story is so touching. What a miracle. I'm speechless. Thank you God for protcting his little innocent self. What a lucky little cat to still be alive and not seriously injured.

Carolyn Edwards

How wonderful that God was watching over this little kitty when it took such a terrible fall. "God watches over the sparrow..."

julia

that is such a sad story. all it needed was a happy ending and did. I am so glad that cat made it.I am just smiling right now.

julia

that is great. God was looking

Tucker

WOW!!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!!!

PEREQUE YOU ARE ONE LUCKY CAT!!!!

STAY SAFE FROM NOW ON!!!! YOUR IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS!!!!

BE SAFE AND HAPPY!!!!

ima delbaugh

For the people being judgemental this cat is lucky to have pet parents that love him. Other people would probably have just left him lying there. I am thankful for people who love their animals as much as these pet parents love their kitty and would give their arm and leg for them. So before you start judgeing,start listening.

what I will like to say now is just, "get well soon dear cat" :)

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