Sugar the cat survives 19-storey fall in Boston, US

  • 22 March 2012
Sugar the cat Image copyright Animal Rescue League, Boston

A very lucky cat from Boston, Massachusetts in America has survived a fall from a window 19 storeys up!

Sugar had no broken bones or cuts from the plunge, just bruising, after she fell an estimated 45-60m (150-200ft).

She was taken to vets at the Animal Rescue League, who say that when cats fall from such a height, they act like a flying squirrel - spreading their legs apart like wings.

This action may have saved Sugar from getting any serious injuries.

The owner was amazed that her cat survived and since the fall, a screen has been installed on the window that Sugar fell from.