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Singapore: 250 cats fall from high rise apartments every year. Fifty percent die on impact.

Cat trapped and saved from falling off high rise building

The BBC video explains Singapore’s problem with feline high-rise syndrome. The beginning of the video shows some cats in the most dangerous of positions on the outside of high rise blocks.

As more than 80% of Singaporeans live in high rise apartment blocks, the SPCA sees about five instances of apartment cats falling from various heights weekly. This is about 250 cats per year.

About 50% of the cats who fall these great heights die on impact with the ground.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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