Cat Survives Skyscraper Fall

Sugar, a deaf white cat from Boston, escaped almost certain death on Wednesday when she plunged 19 stories from a west-end high-rise and got up and walked away. Neighbors saw a white blur pass their windows, and an animal rescue manager said there was an “impact crater” where the cat hit the ground, complete with remnants of white fur. Sugar’s survival appears to have been thanks to her “flying squirrel”–like physique, which helped slow her fall. She sustained minor bruising and a cut on the lip.