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Cat survives 18-story fall

Maxim, the catThis is Maxim, a black and white kitty with piercing yellow eyes who took quite a fall from a Chicago hi-rise. Maxim managed to claw open the window screen and tumbled 18 stories to the ground below.

Construction workers found the cat and rushed him to a humane society. The doctor said this is the first time they've seen a cat who survived fall at that height."

Veterinary surgeon Dr. Aaron Jackson says "his injuries were potentially severe. Lucky for him he's a large cat." “The 18 story fall left Maxim with several broken bones” said Jackson.

Metal plates and pins were put into Maxim's shoulder and pelvis. The cat will have staples for several weeks and wear a special patch for pain. But he's expected to be back on his paws in no time.

Video: Wbir
Source: Wbir
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