Cat that spent week in tree survives 80-foot plunge

Cat that spent week in tree survives 80-foot plunge
In this Jan. 2, 2012 photo, Pam Robinson brings 'Fortunate' to the Marion, Mass., Animal Hospital to have it checked. (AP Photo/The Standard-Time, Peter Pereira)
MARION, Mass. (AP) - A stray cat that spent at least a week stuck in a Massachusetts tree before plunging 80 feet to the ground and fleeing has been found, and all things considered, appears to be in good health.

A Marion Animal Hospital veterinarian said Wednesday it's "unbelievable" that the cat dubbed Fortunate has just a couple of pulled muscles and a possible parasitic infection.

The cat was spotted in a Rochester, Mass., tree on Christmas Eve. Several rescue attempts failed before firefighters cut the branch it was perched on Sunday. Cat shelter founder Pam Robinson finally trapped the skittish feline on Tuesday.

Robinson tells The Standard Times she will keep the cat for a few weeks so it can regain weight before putting it up for adoption.