Cat Survives 12-Story Fall from West End Avenue Building

By Tom Liddy on June 18, 2011 4:10pm 

A tabby cat (like this one) named Copper, reportedly survived a 12-story fall from an Upper West Side building.
A tabby cat (like this one) named Copper, reportedly survived a 12-story fall from an Upper West Side building.
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By Tom Liddy

DNAinfo News Editor

MANHATTAN - It was an un-fur-gettable moment.

A cuddly Upper West Side cat miraculously survived a harrowing 12-story fall from a hi-rise on West End Avenue earlier this week, according to published reports.

Copper, who belongs to Angela Lang, 32, a lawyer who just moved to the city, amazingly only wound up with a broken paw, according to the New York Post.

The plucky feline apparently managed to wriggle through the 14th floor window of the building, near W. 64th Street Monday night, the paper said.

"I didn't think she could fit through the window," Lang told The Post

"She's never done anything like this, but she is the explorer of the two cats," she added, referring to her other cat, Daisy.

Copper plummeted to the roof of the adjoining parking garage, but Lang did not have access to it, according to Fox 5 New York.

The next morning, the building's service manager, Juan Dominguez, 42, helped rescue the furball, The Post said.

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