Curious Cat Falls From Window Whilst Bird Watching

Posted in Cat Stories - On: October 28, 2015 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: March 20, 2021  
Author:  Jan Travell

A curious cat broke his two front legs when he fell 12m (40ft)  from a window while bird watching.

A neighbour of black and white Shinji saw him fall and alerted his owner 21-year-old Hannah Hancock from Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme in the UK.

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Apparently Shinji often watches birds from the window and must have somehow pushed the window open to try and chase them, she said. But fortunately he is now he is back on all four paws with frames securing his legs.

Hannah said when she arrived at the vet with she was “shocked and hysterical” but thanked the team for saving her pet’s life following his third-floor window plunge.

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Shinji’s vet said: “Thankfully we only see a very small number of cats who have been unlucky enough to break two legs at the same time as it was a complex operation to perform but fortunately quite rare.”

He added: “Shinji’s x-rays showed clear breaks and his surgery was complex because of where the bone had fractured, but he had a lot of fighting spirit. Just 24 hours after the operation he was up on his feet again, albeit with the external fixators holding his broken bones in place.”

Shinji's x-rays showed clear breaks in his legs
Shinji’s x-rays showed clear breaks in his legs

He is due to have the rods removed in the next few weeks.

Hannah added: “Despite everything that’s happened he still likes to watch the birds but we’ve ensured the windows are locked and secure now so he can’t do it again.”

What a brave and very lucky cat !

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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