C Ouch That Hurt


Weird and Wonderful

C-ouch, that hurt!
1st May 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

A family was shocked to find a stray cat stuck inside their sofa.

The children reclined the sofa without knowing a cat was beneath them with her tail trapped in the mechanism. The RSPCA was called to free the animal after the sofa was dismantled, the Bristol Post reports. The cat had wandered into the house in Bristol and hidden under the sofa.

“The sofa was electric, the kids sat on it and pressed the button to move it, not knowing the cat was underneath,” explained RSPCA inspector Simon Coombs.

“The tail was obviously resting on the mechanism and, as the spindle started rotating, the fur became trapped. I initially thought the whole tail was caught but, thankfully, it was just the fur. Luckily, we were able to free her and she was absolutely fine.”