Meouch! Flearoy the cat Survives Near Cat-Astrophe After Fall From Fifth-Floor Window

Meouch! Flearoy the cat Survives Near Cat-Astrophe After Fall From Fifth-Floor Window

A cat named Flearoy proved that black cats can be lucky after surviving a 50 foot plunge from an apartment window. His life hung in the balance but after intensive treatment from PDSA vets in Manchester, he’s now on the road to recovery.

Flearoy’s owner, self-employed Emma Rowe (31), from Wythenshawe, was talking to neighbours when a loud noise startled the normally placid cat. He dashed out of the room, squeezing himself through a tiny window and plummeted fifty foot to the ground.
Picture by Julian Brown for the PDSA

Emma said: “We live in a block of flats and the window hardly opens; so I never thought he’d be able to jump out. Normally, he just sits happily by the window but after he was startled he just vanished!

“We rushed downstairs to see if we could find him, and discovered him curled up in a corner not far from our block.”

Flearoy was covered in blood, had a badly broken leg and was unable to move.

“He’s a major part of the family so it was awful to see him in this much pain – it was devastating. I rushed him to the nearest vets where they did all they could to stabilise him. They feared his injuries were so severe that they’d have to put him to sleep, and there was absolutely no way I’d be able to afford Flearoy’s treatment.
Picture by Julian Brown for the PDSA

Emma was in desperate need of help when luckily a friend told her about pet charity PDSA and suggested they might be able to help. A call confirmed Emma was eligible and Flearoy was referred to the charity’s Manchester PDSA Pet Hospital.

PDSA vet, May Mohd, says: “Poor Flearoy’s injuries were severe. His front left leg was badly broken and the roof of his mouth was fractured. We performed a complex procedure, using pins to put his leg back together. The fracture on the roof of his mouth just needed time to heal.”
Picture by Julian Brown for the PDSA

Following lots of care, attention and time, he’s made a brilliant recovery.

Emma added: “I’m incredibly grateful to the charity and all of the staff at the Manchester PDSA. Without them I would have had no choice but to put my gorgeous Flearoy to sleep – I couldn’t have afforded the treatment to get him fixed, and borrowing more money just wasn’t an option.

“I’ve donated as much as I can to say thank you and encourage other animal lovers to do the same. The work they do is amazing and they’ve truly saved his life. I can’t thank them enough for their treatment and care.”

PDSA’s Manchester Appeal

PDSA is asking for the people of Manchester to support their plans to build a £2.4 million ‘Wellbeing Centre’ to ensure the charity can help the pets of Manchester residents for many years to come. The current PDSA Pet Hospital location in Old Trafford has been the charity’s home for over 40 years. Today, its vets and nurses treat nearly 12,000 pets every year, providing around 78,000 treatments, ranging from emergency life-saving surgery to routine vaccinations and dental operations.

But after years of treating sick and injured pets, the much-loved hospital, on Warwick Road South, has now reached breaking point and desperately needs replacing.

For more information about the Pet Wellbeing Centre and how to get involved visit or call 0808 1645004.

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28 thoughts on “Meouch! Flearoy the cat Survives Near Cat-Astrophe After Fall From Fifth-Floor Window

        • Cherilyn says:

          Of course! I have served a few black cats in my life and I am currently owned by one now (though he grudgingly shares custody with a Ginger Tabby, a Calico and a Torti as well).


          • Cherilyn says:

            I just might. I was actually thinking of writing a post about a some of the local rescue groups, they just pulled a bunch of cats out of a hoarding situation; repeat offender, third time. They could really use some help with donations and such. I was thinking of making this my next Tuesday’s Gratitude post…if I do it, would you be up for a cross post? Any help they can get would really be appreciated.

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  2. helentastic67 says:

    Damn cats! Always getting into trouble. Glad to hear the happy outcome. I live in an apartment on the second floor so will be soon(fingers crossed I’m allowed a cat) looking to net my balcony.(my Windows barely open and have fly-wire) Cheers,H

    • Marc-André says:

      When it all works out I know a company that does balcony sets. Maybe I can get them to do you a deal on their kits. 🙂

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