Furry Flub: Thrift store finds hidden creature in donated armchair

Denver, Colorado - They say, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." But perhaps not when it's the treasured family cat!

There was a secret in this armchair.
There was a secret in this armchair.  © Facebook/Screenshot/Denver Animal Shelter

A Colorado family just wanted to get rid of their old armchair when moving out of their home. But hours later, they realized they were missing much more than just furniture.

Denver Arc thrift store received a donation of a comfy recliner from a woman last Friday, but there was something hidden inside.

After she left the store, staff heard a strange "meowing" coming from inside!

The store's employees set out to get to the bottom of the sounds, so they enlisted the help of Denver Animal Protection, according to local news site The Denver Channel.

"Sure enough, there's a recliner out front, and there's a little orange tabby stuck inside," responding officer Jenna Humphreys said. "Very friendly, couldn't get out."

Humphreys was able to free the cat from the chair and scanned the animal's microchip, but was unable to contact his owners.

When the pet's family realized their kitty was missing, they searched the house and eventually went back to the thrift store.

They were soon connected with Humfreys, who reunited them with their beloved cat, named Montequlla.

"The owners were absolutely thrilled to have their cat back," Humphreys said. "They were so relieved."

Montequlla had gotten stuck in the bottom of the chair (l.), but was soon reunited with his owner once again (r.).
Montequlla had gotten stuck in the bottom of the chair (l.), but was soon reunited with his owner once again (r.).  © Facebook/Screenshots/Denver Animal Shelter

This family will certainly pay more attention to where their cat is the next time they move!

Cover photo: Facebook/Screenshot/Denver Animal Shelter

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