COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Heard of The Cat in the Hat? This is a story about a cat in a wall.
The cat was stuck in a wall at a house under construction and caught the attention of a prospective buyer last weekend by meowing and waving his paw out a small hole. Collierville Animal Services was summoned and supervisor Nina Wingfield said she heard a "very hoarse, frantic meow" after she arrived at the house.
The cat had found a gap between a gas pipe and the wall board where he could stick out his paw. Wingfield freed the cat by cutting away the wall board with a knife.
"He had his paw out touching - not clawing - the whole time, like he was saying, 'Come on! Come on,' " Wingfield said.
She thinks the cat, who had been stuck without food long enough for his ribs to be showing, is a lost pet. He'll be offered for adoption if no one claims him.
In the meantime, the animal shelter is calling him by a new name: Wally.