Shelter Cat Placed in Solitary Confinement, Repeatedly Helped Other Cats Escape


An online campaign, #FreeQuilty, was launched after Quilty the cat was caught letting other shelter cats escape.

Quilty, a shelter cat, was sentenced to solitary confinement for “repeatedly” letting other cats out of their enclosures at the Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization in Houston, according to Mirror

The cat is notoriously known for consistent offending and used to let his dog sibling into the house at his old home. 

An online campaign was launched to #FreeQuilty, and the shelter responded by saying that his review with the parole board had failed but he “released himself” anyway, shortly before being returned to solitary. 

Posting a thread of updates, the shelter said: “Quilty will not be contained. And he has no shame. Quilty loves to let cats out of the senior room. Repeatedly. Several times a day. We have since Quilty-proofed the cat room, while he took a brief hiatus in the lobby. His roommates missed him while he was banished to the lobby. They enjoyed their nighttime escapades around the shelter. The staff, however, did not miss the morning cat wrangling, so we’ll just have to agree to disagree there.”

Quilty’s fans, however, are confident that he will soon find a forever home.

One wrote: “Will Quilty let our dogs out for us at night? And would he let them back in? We might need him in our lives…”

Another wrote: “These instructions I’m about to give you are extremely important. This mission is not optional, and is of essential priority. I need you to tell Quilty that I love him, and if at all possible, boop his snoot.”

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