This Shelter Cat Had to Be Removed to Solitary Confinement After Repeatedly Escaping and Setting the Other Cats Free

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Quilty is, at first glance, a cute but unremarkable tabby cat who has found himself in a shelter. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of similar felines waiting for homes all over the country.

Well, not quite.

The Houston, Texas, animal shelter that’s housing Quilty cannot wait for him to find his forever home – because he’s been causing quite the ruckus since coming into their care.

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Quilty will not be contained. And he has no shame.⠀ ⠀ Quilty loves to let cats out of the senior room.⠀ Repeatedly.⠀ Several times in a day.⠀ ⠀ We think his roommates miss him since he was banished to the lobby until we can Quilty-proof the cat room. They enjoyed their nighttime escapades around the shelter. The staff, however, does 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…⠀ ⠀ bit.ly/FFLCatQuilty // @free_quilty .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #adopt #adoptable #clever #smart #smartcat #quilty #sheltercat #shelterlife #sheltercatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #instacats #shelter #cat #adoptme #adoptdontshop #adoptablecat #houston #htx #77008 #everyanimalmatters

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See, Quilty has a mission to free the cats from confinement, no matter the cost.

According to the shelter, Quilty was letting cats out of the senior room “repeatedly” and “several times a day.”

Nobody keeps old cats in cages, he seems to say with his deep, soulful eyes and skillful paws.

They let Quilty (aka “Spicy A-hole”) hang out in the lobby while they devised a plan for re-integrating him into the cat room, and then, as per policy, left him in a kennel in the room with the other cats.

Which he promptly escaped, earning him another stint in solitary.

He subsequently escaped solitary around five times by slipping out behind a staff member when they thought they were leaving him behind, happy and fed.

The good news is, all of the hype and the merch (yes) has led to a family inviting Quilty home on a trial basis.

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But the post they shared from his sleepover has us thinking he’s not going to be stuck in a shelter cage anymore.

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Yay for Quilty!