Man Risks Life And Scales Apartment To Rescue Cat From Balcony

Everyone can claim to be an animal lover, but have you ever scaled a massive building to save a cat's life?

Thought not, in that case you are not a true animal lover.

One absolute hero (or idiot, depending on your point of view) however, from Toronto in Canada, spotted a cat in danger on a neighbour's balcony and decided to take action.

In a video filmed from the building opposite the Liberty Village, we can see the pretty terrifying moment that he hops over the balcony and begins the treacherous walk across the narrow ledge joining the balconies together.

Completely unphazed by the fact he's inches away from a six floor drop, the man, who didn't want to be named, saunters towards the unsupervised cat.

Speaking to BlogTo, the man explained how he tried knocking on the door of the balcony the cat was on, but nobody answered.

He said: "He was trying to squeeze back under the glass and getting stuck almost, I was afraid he was going to hurt himself.

"He would likely have fallen if he'd tried to hop back over. I had to do something quick."

Credit: Instagram/Jeff Powell
Credit: Instagram/Jeff Powell

As someone who both loves cats, but hates heights, this video really did open up a dilemma - where I would like to think adrenaline would kick in and I'd make it to the other end.

If I did happen to muster that bravery, there's no chance on the planet that I'd have done it like this guy did. Giving absolutely zero fucks about the very real risk to his life, the man casually strolls across the narrow ledge like it's nothing, and leans over, picking the huge fluffy cat up and taking him back to safety.

Jeff Powell, who took the video and posted it on Instagram told CTV that he was shocked by how casually the man rescued the animal.

Mr Powell said: "Like it's an everyday type thing, like opening your door and going for a walk down the hallway. It was definitely unique."

Thanks to Instagram's minute limit on videos, the footage cuts off at the point where the man is teetering on the edge of the balcony, trying to get back over. We can only assume that he got back safely. We would definitely not advise anyone to do the same as this man, animal lover or not.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/my_namej3ff

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward is a journalist at LADbible. She studied Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, before going on to work in music PR. She has also written for the M.E.N Group and various other publications.

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