It must be calico cat stowaway week. First there was the story of Autumn, the cat who hid inside a mattress set and almost ended up in a landfill, and now the story of a calico in Spokane who was found by a couple who purchased a thrift store couch and found a free feline bonus inside. The cat had been trapped in the couch for 12 days. Here’s the story:



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Upon finding the cat, Vickie Mendenhall contacted the thrift store from whom she bought the couch, but they had no record of who had donated the couch. Next, she took the cat to SpokAnimal CARE, the animal shelter where she works, so the cat could recover, and contacted media outlets hoping to find the owner.

Her efforts paid off. Bob Killion of Spokane claimed the cat yesterday after a friend alerted him to the cat-in-a-couch TV story. Killion had donated a couch on Feb. 19, and his 9-year-old cat, Callie, disappeared at about the same time. Callie is back home and is expected to make a full recovery.

UPDATE: Catster Callie Jean found a followup video of Callie the Couch Cat being reunited with her family. Click here, then scroll through the stories under the video to see the couch cat story.