Quilty is a cat who lives at Friends For Life animal shelter in Houston. He has a wonderful personality and gets along well with both the humans and the animals he lives with. But the shelter has a little problem with him. Quilty is skilled at opening doors, and got into the habit of letting the other cats out of their enclosures at night. While this makes him very popular with the cats, the staff is suffering.
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.
Apparently this is not a new skill he learned here at the shelter; he used to let his dog sibling in the house at his old home.
If someone out there is looking for a clever cat that gets along with dogs but does not get along with closed doors, we have someone they really need to come and meet.
Please. Come meet him. And take him home. Please…
Quilty was confined, but his time-out didn’t last long. After all, his specialty is opening doors.
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Update: Quilty’s review with the parole board was denied, so he released himself of his own recognizance today. He felt that confinement had nothing more to offer him.
He has been returned to solitary.
The review board will take up his case again tomorrow.
(Y’all. This cat released himself FROM THE INTEGRATION KENNEL IN THE ROOM…)
The long comment thread updated again and again, as the cat managed to escape using different schemes, including once when he just snuck out behind the person watching him. These shenanigans led to Quilty the escape artist becoming a social media star. Fans launched Quilty his own Instagram account, called Free Quilty. You can even buy Free Quilty merchandise. The good news is that lots of people have now applied to adopt Quilty. They may not know what they are getting into. -via 22 Words