100% Quilty: Houston shelter cat can’t be caged, keeps freeing other felines

For now, Quilty is on parole.

Quilty, of course, is Houston most notorious jail-breaker. The 6-year-old cat has made quite a name for himslef at Houston’s Friends For Life animal shelter.

“Quilty loves to let cats out of the senior room,” the facility explained. “Repeatedly. Several times a day.”

And so, Quilty was moved to a more cat-proof room.

Solitary confinement, if you will.

He even tried to escape through windows.

But this week, he started a week-long trial with a family hoping to adopt him.

So far, so good.

“He is doing really well,” according to the family. “He hasn’t tried to hide at all and loves to be in the bed or on the couch snuggled up with one of us.”

And what about the escape act?

“He hasn’t shown any slickness at all yet,” the facility shared via the potential adopters. “He is the most loving and affectionate cat I have ever met!”


You can still follow Quilty’s adventures on Instagram — fittingly called, Free Quilty.


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SLEEPOVER UPDATE! . Despite you guys not really having any choice in the matter, thanks for being patient… . “I found Quilty snuggling with the dogs this morning!! Yea!! I was so happy that I startled them before I could get a picture 😂 but I just wanted to let you know because I needed someone else to share my excitement that they seem totally content with each other now! I’m still amazed at the level of affection that this cat has. He is the absolute most affectionate cat I have ever encountered! As I’m writing this, he is snuggled in bed with me. I snapped a few photos just now. I’m probably overloading y’all with updates and photos lol! He is already so much a part of our family that even in this short time, I can’t imagine him being in any shelter without a bed to snuggle in and people to spoil him (even though your shelter is awesome!).” . Good job, buddy. Good job. 💙 . . . #freeQuilty #NoMoreDoors #QuiltyNotGuilty #QuiltyARMY

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All the attention is giving the shelter the chance to remind people, there are lots of other cats looking for their forever homes, too.

In a way, maybe Quilty’s reputation will help free them all.

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