SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The mysterious mewing in Vickie
Mendenhall's home started about the time she bought a used couch
After days of searching for the source of the noise, she found a
very hungry calico cat living in her sofa.
Her boyfriend, Chris Lund, was watching TV on Tuesday night and
felt something move inside the couch. He pulled it away from the
wall, lifted it up and there was the cat, which apparently crawled
through a small hole on the underside.
Mendenhall contacted Value Village, where she bought the couch,
but the store had no information on who donated it. So she took the
cat to SpokAnimal CARE, the animal shelter where she works, so it
could recover, and contacted media outlets in hopes of finding the
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 9-year-old cat,
Callie, disappeared at about the same time.
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