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Old 07-10-12, 03:46 PM   #1
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With Crowd's Encouraging "JUMP", Cat Jumps To Safety From Burning Building


Published on Jul 8, 2012 by WorldWeirdNews

".......This daring cat was banking on its nine lives to survive.
The fearless feline jumped to safety from a Las Vegas apartment complex engulfed in flames......Miraculously, no one was killed in the fire, and the cat walked away unharmed. In total, three adult residents and a fire battalion chief were injured; a dog was not so lucky and perished in the fire........A grey and white cat suddenly leaps up from the balcony. A raging fire has completely engulfed the apartment behind and breaks first the left, then the right windows of the sliding door.
The cat looks frantically around -- to the side, to the roof, to the ground below -- and is unsure where to go. The roof appears to high to scale, and would likely be too hot.
There was nowhere else for the panicked moggy to go.
After looking around for several moments to determine the best escape route, the cat places its front paws over the wooden railing to leap to the ground, two storeys below
Those recording the feat are yelling, encouraging the cat to jump to safety. 'Jump, baby, jump!' one man yells hoarsely.
With one powerful leap, the cat kicks out from the balcony and flails before falling to the ground below.
According to KLAS-TV, the cat was unhurt. Unfortunately, a dog in the apartment complex was not as lucky, and perished in the blaze......The station notes that three people, including Gregory Sutton, who helped save his mother and pregnant girlfriend, who was due to give birth in about a week.
He suffered some third-degree burns on his shoulder, but brushed it off, saying: 'My health was the last thing on my mind.'
Investigators believe that the fire was started by fireworks. In total, 50 residences were destroyed.
The Red Cross is assisting those who have lost their homes in the fire......."

-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcpmVLvGdUo
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Old 07-10-12, 04:06 PM   #2
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Sorry about the dog, but really glad that kitty finally jumped.
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Sorry about the dog, but really glad that kitty finally jumped.
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When I was a paramedic, I gave oxygen to a couple of cats who were in a fire and inhaled some smoke. By using the smallest pediatric mask I had, I was able to bring them back around. One of them clawed me but good in gratitude, though.
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Another real life Foo cat drama.
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When I was a paramedic, I gave oxygen to a couple of cats who were in a fire and inhaled some smoke. By using the smallest pediatric mask I had, I was able to bring them back around. One of them clawed me but good in gratitude, though.
Been there, done that, made the paper. My partner was having a kitten(pun intended) whilst I was doing it wondering what management was going to say. Boss said good job. Cat was an expectant momma, had her kittens a week later and I ended up being a slave to one of them for fourteen years. Good Cat, missing her as I type.
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Been there, done that, made the paper. My partner was having a kitten(pun intended) whilst I was doing it wondering what management was going to say. Boss said good job. Cat was an expectant momma, had her kittens a week later and I ended up being a slave to one of them for fourteen years. Good Cat, missing her as I type.
My kittens will adopt you:

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Too many stories like this one. I'm losing patience with fireworks & their proponents. 50 residences wiped out just some dipstick can see a flash and hear a boom.
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Thanks for the offer but if I was adopted by the boys they would have to be re-naned to Sam and Samuel as gingers are all called a varient of Sam in our family and we don't know how that would effect their physche.
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