Get meow-t! Stricken cat mews for its owners after they inadvertently donated a recliner to thrift store with him trapped inside while moving house
- Montequlla the cat found himself stuck in a pink recliner that his owners donated to Denver Arc Store in Denver, Colorado
- Staff had to call in the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DAP) after they were unable to get the cat out
- Unbeknownst to them, the owners were frantically looking for their beloved pet and would contact them later
- A DAP officer tried contacting the owners, who were not named, but was unable to
- Later on, she said they were ‘absolutely thrilled’ to have their pet back after they were eventually reunited
A scaredy cat has been reunited with his owners after he got stuck in an armchair that was donated to a Colorado thrift store while they moved home.
Montequlla the cat has had a happy reunion with his owners after being found inside a recliner that was taken to the Denver Arc Store in Denver, Colorado, on New Year’s Eve.
He is believed to have climbed into the piece of furniture in a panic while his owners were moving home, with his disappearance leaving them stricken with worry.
Staff members discovered the lost kitty shortly after its owners dropped off the plush, pink recliner and were unable to get the cat out.
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Montequlla was found by Denver Arc Store inside a pink recliner his owners dropped off, not knowing their beloved feline was stuck inside
The store was unable to get the cat out of the chair and had to call the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, who was able to lure the feline out of its hiding spot
The store called that Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DAP), which sent out DAP Officer Jenna Humphreys, who managed to lure the feline out to safety.
‘Sure enough, there’s a recliner out front, and there’s a little orange tabby stuck inside,’ Humphreys told KMGH. ‘[The cat was] very friendly, [but] couldn’t get out. [The store staff] said that they had noticed the meowing shortly after somebody had dropped it off.’
Humphreys located a tracker in the cat and scan it in her truck and tried to call the owners, whose names were not released, but were unable to reach them.
Little did she know, the owners were frantically looking for their pet, who they still thought to be at home. They would later contact the thrift store, which forwarded them onto Humphreys.
Montequlla and the owners were eventually reunited and Humphreys said they were ‘absolutely thrilled’ to have their loved one back.
‘They were so relieved,’ told ABC 7 Denver.
The owners were later reunited with Montequlla after they frantically looked for him and went back to the thrift store. They are said to have been ‘absolutely thrilled’ to be reunited
The animal protection officer is now advising pet owners to be mindful while packing to move to a new home, as pets often choose seek shelter in odd places during the process.
‘Oftentimes, when we have a stressful event like that, we know that animals can seek hiding spots. So, this one just happened to pick the recliner that they were going to donate to Arc,’ Humphreys said. ‘It’s not uncommon for us to be called to help remove animals from those situations, but this was a new one.’