[PHOTOS] Lucky Tableview cat rescued after accidentally being plastered in wall
Tableview residents Sunell and Gerrit Moss posted on the Tableview Pets Lost on Found on Facebook after spending more than two days searching for their missing cat Gina, who had suddenly just disappeared.
Pippa Hudson talks to Sunell to find out what happened in this incredible story.
Gina is about one-and-a-half years old and the Moss family adopted her just after they moved into their Tableview house 18 months ago, says Sunell.
She was definitely a housebound cat. So, we usually find her either on the couch or definitely close in the area.Sunell Moss, Owner of Gina the cat
She is a very skittish cat and does not like a lot of people.Sunell Moss, Owner of Gina the cat
Gina is a rescue cat and often hides under furniture when guests arrive, says Sunell.
When Gina disappeared a few days ago they knew something was wrong. When the mosses wake up their two cats, Gina and Cody are waiting outside their door, but that morning Gina was just not there.
That is when we started posting on all the Tableview community groups. Everyone pulled in and messaged us.Sunell Moss, Owner of Gina the cat
They began to give up hope and feared the worst.
My heart was broken. I was crying. I really wasn't sleeping and we really gave up hope.Sunell Moss, Owner of Gina the cat
After two days we said let's just give it one last try.Sunell Moss, Owner of Gina the cat
They turned down all the TVs and any noise in the house and started calling her one last time.
Then we heard scratching noises. So my husband ran to the spare bedroom's bathroom and we heard scratching noises coming from underneath the bathtub.Sunell Moss, Owner of Gina the cat
They had had plumbers at the house about a week ago who opened up a hole in the wall to fix a leaking pipe. A few days later they had closed the hole.
My husband just looked at me with this awestruck face...Gina is underneath the bathtub, she was cemented into the wall. And I just said, there is no way!Sunell Moss, Owner of Gina the cat
But she had been, and Gerrit grabbed a hammer and began chiseling away at the wall.
He took out one of the bricks and you would not believe, there she was, sitting in a crevice looking at us with these awestruck eyes.Sunell Moss, Owner of Gina the cat
Despite days behind the wall without food or water, Sunell says Gina was surprisingly ok.
She was fine. I picked her up and checked if she was ok and stroked her and she was purring. I just cried with relief. I put her down and she just went to go play with our other cat....and ate some food and drank some water.Sunell Moss, Owner of Gina the cat
Sunell says they usually put the cats away and in no way blame the plumbers.
They would never have known to look for her in the crevices in which she was hiding.Sunell Moss, Owner of Gina the cat
Listen to the interview with Sunell in the audio below:
Gina finally found peeking through the wall...
Gina after her ordeal...
Contractors are allegedly held to ransom by criminal gangs who demand protection money in order for construction to continue.Read More
The court ruled the investigative magazine pay R330 000 plus legal costs after losing defamation case against a senior attorney.Read More
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde's bemoaned the reluctance by many over the age of 60 to receiving the Covid-19 vaccination.Read More
Pippa Hudson spoke to intellectual property lawyer Carla Collett to find out more trademark laws in practice.Read More
Pippa Hudson talks to Table Mountain National Park's manager, Frans Van Rooyen, and lobby group Parkscape chair Nicky Schmidt.Read More
Bonang Matheba published a legal letter on Twitter addressed to podcaster Rea Gopane accusing him of spreading lies about her.Read More
The Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group (PMBEJD)'s has released its latest Household Affordability Index.Read More
It is alleged the violence is related to an extortion racket and after the first murder, the string of shootings was retaliatory.Read More
About ten people over the age of 60 have come through to Karl Bremmer this morning, reports EWN reporter Kevin Brandt.Read More
CapeTalk caller Clive says the gate is chained and people are climbing the fence and crossing the tracks which is very dangerous.Read More
Financial Mail Editor Rob Rose opens up about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).Read More
Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Zoltan Erdey, author of "Going for Gold: The South African's Guide to Investing in Precious Metals".Read More
MD Elize Porter says many of Evergreen Health's registered nurses are trained as vaccinators and the Villages are site-ready.Read More
Cape Town-based dietitian Jessica Kotlowitz says most claims about the health benefits of celery juice are unfounded.Read More
The Metro Men’s Health Centre has partnered with Tygerberg Hospital to provide free vasectomies to men in the Western Cape.Read More
Dr Elizabeth Murray says years after ME or CFS was noted as a syndrome sufferers struggle to be heard, but there is hope.Read More
Cats, dogs, horses, you name it… "The population of pets is increasing at an alarming rate," says Mzwakhe Nqavashe.Read More
The City of Cape Town has been declared as the official winner of two categories in the global 2021 City Nature Challenge.Read More
"Night owls are six times more likely to develop type two diabetes than early birds," says Adam Gilchrist.Read More
The Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted health screenings but it's important for South Africans to know what underlying conditions they may have.Read More