Family throws out armchair: Accidentally gets rid of much more than just furniture

old brown armchair at thrift store cat-wow © Denver Animal Shelter - Facebook

A move is the perfect time to get rid of old furniture. But it’s very important to check every nook and cranny of your belongings before you get rid of them for good. This is why.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the , Updated on the

A couple of weeks ago, a family in Denver, USA, dropped off an old armchair at a local thrift store.

Cat found inside old recliner

As thrift store employees started to move the armchair, they realised that something was inside. And as they looked closer, they realised it was a cat!

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Thinking it was just a stray, the employees contacted Denver Animal Protection, who promptly came to pick him up. At the shelter, the cat, named Montequlla, was scanned for a microchip, but unfortunately, his information hadn’t been updated.

Lucky reunion

Thankfully, the family quickly realised that their beloved pet was gone and immediately called the thrift store to know if they had seen him. The thrift store directed them to the shelter, and within mere hours, they were reunited with their beloved Montequlla again. 


Montequlla's family donated a recliner to the thrift store when they were moving. They didn't realize that their cat was...

Posted by Denver Animal Shelter on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Such a happy ending – and a good reminder to check before you chuck and to update microchip details when needed!

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