Cat put in solitary confinement after breaking fellow felines out of animal shelter

Quilty's mischievous behaviour has gone viral.
Quilty's mischievous behaviour has gone viral. Photo credit: Facebook

A cat has been put in solitary confinement after continuously breaking his fellow feline comrades out of their animal shelter. 

The cat named Quilty was born at Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization in Houston, Texas. 

The shelter posted a video of the naughty feline's escape attempts on its Facebook page with the caption: "Quilty will not be contained and he has no shame."

"His roommates missed him while he was banished to the lobby. They enjoyed their nighttime escapades around the shelter. The staff, however, did not miss the morning cat wrangling," the post continued.  

The rogue cat's mischevious behaviour has quickly gone viral with thousands of shares and Facebook likes.

According to Friends For Life, Quilty would break the other cats out of their rooms and into the lobby after volunteers had gone home. 

The workers in the shelter were puzzled when they discovered the cats roaming free, but on checking the security footage, discovered the furry culprit. 

The mischievous cat learnt this unusual skill after he was briefly adopted and would let his dog sibling in the house, according to Friends For Life.

One woman commented on the post saying, "this is the best available for adoption post and thread I think I've ever read. Period. Hands down. I can hardly see now because I've been laughing so hard, I'm still in tears!"

"While another Facebook user said, "This is the best!  My cat Spook used to do the same thing, he'd let himself and his siblings outside through the LOCKED SLIDING GLASS DOOR AND LOCKED SLIDING SCREEN DOOR. He was a legend."

Many offered to adopt Quilty, while others felt sorry for the mischievous cat.

One woman commented, "that poor face shows his shock and disappointment in what was done to the door".

Quilty was eventually released from solitary confinement in the shelter's lobby, and has since gone on a sleepover, a one-week "trial" period where a potential adopter takes an animal to their home.