Everyone was pretty sure that cats don't have nine lives, but one feline is certainly proving that the urban legend could be true.
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Imagine being impaled on not one, but two goddamn metal spikes. Actually, the only thing worse than that would be the fact that you would be stuck there until someone came to your rescue.
That was the reality facing one orange cat in Cricklewood, north west London.
A person walking through the area close to 4am last Friday was shocked to see the poor moggy stuck there and called authorities to help. You'd hate to go all hero on the situation and end up doing the cat more harm than good.
When firefighters arrived, they used the same tools they would to save a person trapped inside a wrecked car to rescue the cat.
RSPCA deputy chief inspector Nicole Broster who attended the horrific scene, said: "When I took the emergency call about a cat impaled on fence posts, I was extremely worried and couldn't believe that the cat was still alive.
"When I got there, I was incredibly shocked - in all my years with the RSPCA I have never seen anything like it.
"This poor cat literally had two metal posts protruding through his body.
"I was amazed that this lovely affectionate boy was still alive and I knew I had to get him urgent help in order to give him the best chance of survival.
"I realised that trying to remove him from the railings myself was not a viable option and could have caused him even more damage.
"I phoned the London Fire Brigade and asked them to attend with their specialist equipment in the hope they could cut the metal railings and we could get the cat a vet as quickly as possible
"The fire service were absolutely fantastic and I cannot thank them enough.
The firefighters transported the cat to a vet in Hendon and some even stayed with the RSPCA officers to help hold the metal spikes while the physicians worked their magic.
When authorities first got the call, they feared that the Croydon Cat Killer had found another victim. The feline massacre started in 2014 in Croydon, with police confirming at least 10 are linked.
They're still trying to work out whether this particular cat came face to face with this alleged murderer or whether it fell from the stairs above the spikes.
Either way, it lives to fight another day but it might be down to seven lives left now.
Featured Image Credit: SWNS