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Dog Survives 16-Story Fall

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014  |  Updated 11:29 AM EDT
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This Maltipoo named Susie survived a 16-story fall.

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A Fort Lauderdale Maltipoo may not be a cat with nine lives, but certainly is quite lucky after falling 16 stories and surviving.

The dog, named Susie, fell through a hole on one of the upper floors of the Southpoint condo building at 3400 Galt Ocean Drive. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue discovered the dog had fallen through a pipe chase down approximately 16 stories and landed on a piece of concrete in the pipe chase on the second floor.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue cut holes above and below the second floor to try to get to the dog and after some work were able to pull the dog from the shaft before she could fall any further.

The dog was taken to the Oakland Park Animal Hospital. No update on the dog’s condition has been given as of 11 p.m.

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