Drywall Traps Cat in Basement

Wisconsin kitty rescued after five days.

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Cat owners know that their feline friends can get into the strangest of places, and one kitty in Eau Claire, Wis., confirmed that truism when she got stuck in the walls.

Mary Poppins was rescued from her predicament after spending five days confined behind the new drywall installed in a home on Jan. 2, the Associated Press reported.

The cats owner, Jany Chumas, said that she first thought the cat had run away, but then became suspicious that Mary Poppins might have been trapped in the basement.

I called her, Here, kitty-kitty, and I could hear this faint, weak meow coming from behind the walls where they had just drywalled, Chumas said.

The local fire department brought in a thermal imaging camera to detect heat behind the walls, and located the cat after cutting a hole, according to the report. Mary Poppins was weak and dirty, but seemed to be doing fine after having some food and water.

Posted: Jan. 17, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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Cathy    Hubbard, OH

8/29/2007 4:28:12 AM

Pretty sad it took them FIVE days to figure out the cat was in the wall. She had to be crying before that.

Sam    Edmonton, AE

7/20/2007 12:03:16 AM

How would you not notice you're drywalling a cat into the wall? People are sick.

Pyrrh    Dawsonville, GA

6/30/2007 8:27:53 AM

If there wasn't an opening up above for her to fall into, I'd be very suspicious of the drywall installers...

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