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By: Laura Moss on July 5, 2013, 9:33 a.m.
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Cats don't always land on their feet

In 1987, New York City’s Animal Medical Center did a study of felines that had fallen from tall buildings. Ninety percent of the cats survived; however, most suffered serious injuries. The study also found that cats that fell from heights of 7 to 32 stories were less likely to die than those that fell from 2 to 6 stories. Falling from a one- or two-story building can actually be more dangerous because cats don't have as much time to position their bodies correctly.