- A woman shared on TikTok about how her cat was trapped inside her bathroom wall while it was being renovated.
- The TikTok video which also included the cat’s rescue garnered more than 9 million views and 1 million likes.
- Footage showed that someone made a hole into the wall so that the feline could get out.
A pet owner revealed that her black cat was accidentally trapped inside her bathroom wall during a home renovation. The TikTok user, who goes by username giavannaaaa__, posted the cat’s rescue on the platform.
The woman shared the clip to her account that garnered more than 9 million views and 1 million likes. The video started by showing the renovated bathroom walls and construction supplies on the floor.
The cat owner said that she didn’t realize the cat was missing until she heard a ‘meow’ behind the bathroom wall.
“So our tile went up today and I heard a meow. My cat got stuck in the wall,” the video’s caption read.
The clip then showed a man carving a small square into the bathroom wall using a knife, then pulling that piece out.
The woman then focused her camera inside the hole. The black cat was staring back before it poked its head out.
Some users couldn’t believe how the cat ended up getting trapped inside the wall. Some even commented that the family should have kept the cat inside the bedroom while the renovation is ongoing.
Giavanna explained that her house was being remodeled since July, and “there was nothing closing off the wall.” Curiosity led her cat to make it its hiding spot.
“Yesterday my dad and I forgot about the tile getting done and the cat being in there. I went in later that night and I heard him,” Giavanna continued. She added that her and her father shared a laugh since their cat simply sat by while everything happened.
Animal behaviorist Nikki Johnson told Insider’s Marina Nazario that cats like being in small and compact spaces – even if it looks uncomfortable.
“You will see tigers exhibit the same behavior in zoos when given access to boxes,” Nikki who’s affiliated with RSPCA Victoria, a nonprofit that advocates against animal cruelty, told Insider.
“We think it’s linked with a feeling of safety and security. If you have your back against the wall you can see everywhere.”