Skip to comments.Dog Survives 16-Story Fall
Posted on 06/15/2014 3:35:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A Fort Lauderdale Maltipoo may not be a cat with nine lives, but certainly is quite lucky after falling 16 stories and surviving.
The dog, named Susie, fell through a hole on one of the upper floors of the Southpoint condo building at 3400 Galt Ocean Drive. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue discovered the dog had fallen through a pipe chase down approximately 16 stories and landed on a piece of concrete in the pipe chase on the second floor.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue cut holes above and below the second floor to try to get to the dog and after some work were able to pull the dog from the shaft before she could fall any further.
The dog was taken to the Oakland Park Animal Hospital. No update on the dogs condition has been given as of 11 p.m.
Dog should be awarded honorary cat status.
While unusual for a dog to survive such a fall, there have been a number of studies regarding cats.
Cats can survive falls once they reach terminal velocity, or well before that rate. There is a middle distance in which they die from the fall/the ground.
No word on dogs..
(glad he survived)
My poor brother’s poor cat died in a long fall out his window. Sorry, but I forget how high.
He lived in a very tall, skinny NYC apt. building. If you were there and it was quiet you could feel the building swaying.
I knew another gal whose sister lived there, she moved out after a month.
I really couldn’t have lived there either.
RIP Fritter, you were a lovely kitty.
I hope this puppy recovers, and if he does, def. honorary kitty status to him.
Heard the dog is doing great. If I hear more, I’ll post it.