Me-wow! Cat Beats Death at Utah Shelter – Twice!

Djamila Grossman/The Salt Lake Tribune

updated 10/17/2011 AT 4:00 PM ET

originally published 10/18/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET

If cats have nine lives, Andrea the cat has seven more left.

The full-grown female kitty survived two attempts to euthanize her in a gas chamber at Utah’s West Valley City animal shelter last week.

The tuxedoed female, scooped up as a stray more than 30 days ago by animal control, was put into a carbon monoxide gas chamber Thursday with several other cats that had been sentenced to death, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune. Miraculously, she survived.