Vickie Mendenhall recently bought a used couch for $27. At about the same time she started hearing a strange mewing sound in her home. She searched for days trying to find the source of the odd noise and eventually discovered a very hungry calico cat living in her sofa!
The discovery came via her boyfriend Chris Lund. He was sitting on the couch on Tuesday evening watching TV when he felt something move inside the couch. He quickly got up and move the couch away from the wall, lifted it up and there was a cat sitting in a small hole on the underside!
They’d purchase the couch at Value Village so they called the store but they hadn’t kept records as to who donated the couch.
Vickie then decided to take the cat to SpokAnimal Care – the shelter where she happens to work, so the cat could recover from it’s ordeal while they went to work contacting media outlets in the hope of finding the cats owner.
Sure enough, Bob Killion of Spokane showed up to claim the cat on Thursday after an acquaintance alerted him to a TV story about it.
Killion had donated a couch on Feb. 19, and his nine-year-old cat, Callie, disappeared at about the same time. So the cat might have been in the couch without food or water for close to a month! Poor thing.