It's amazing what the power of the will to live (and having nine lives) can do.
Andrea the cat was picked up as a stray about a month ago.
Sadly, unable to find a home and due to overcrowding of the facility, she was set to be euthanized.
So she was put in a carbon monoxide gas chamber with several other cats.
She ended up surviving!
Brushing it off as a fluke, they put her back in the chamber for the next round.
This time, they checked her vitals, and she was declared dead. So her body was put into a plastic bag and she was placed in a cooler.
Then something impossible happened. A city spokesman said:
"They heard meows coming from the bag she was in. They opened the bag and there she was – a little bit confused and frightened, and still alive."
Taking it as a sign, they decide to not try a third time.
Andrea has been adopted by a volunteer for the Community Animal Welfare Society where she will happily live out her remaining seven lives.
The spokesman said:
"She's definitely an amazing little cat. She's not going to be put down, she's kind of a mascot for cats."
We'd have to agree with you there. That is one amazing cat!
[Image via WENN.]
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