Monday, July 4, 2005

Cat Splats Rise In Summertime

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Animal lovers are trying to get cat owners to spare one of their pet’s nine lives.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is warning feline owners of something called “Summertime High-Rise Syndrome.”

That’s when pet owners living in high rise buildings leave their windows open during hot summer months, leaving their kitties prone to falling out the window.

Experts say when a cat falls from high places it doesn’t land squarely on it feet. Instead, it lands with its feet slightly splayed apart, which can cause severe head and pelvis injuries.

The ASPCA is encouraging folks to put screens on their windows to prevent the cat splat disaster.

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