Cat Survives 11-Story Fall In Alaska

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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September 6, 2013

A house cat in Alaska is recuperating after surviving a fall from 11 stories up.

The Juneau Empire reports the 2-year-old cat, named Wasabi, was chasing a mosquito Monday in her owners' apartment in Juneau, about two blocks from the state Capitol.

The mosquito escaped out a window and Wasabi went after it. Stephanie Gustafson says her mother watched the female cat fall. The cat landed in a parking lot.

Gustafson found Wasabi huddled nearby, bloody and wet from rain.

The cat suffered a fractured leg and broke bones in a joint. After an operation, pins and wires are holding her fractured bones together, and she's sporting a pink cast.

Gustafson says Wasabi is expected to heal in about six weeks.

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