Woman Says Contractor Sealed Her Cat In Bathroom Wall

A woman on TikTok shared that her cat had been sealed into a bathroom wall by a contractor she hired to renovate her bathroom. She had the work completed while she was away on a business trip. The TikTok account @ashlinhadden posted a video of the hole she punched through the wall to free her cat.

Ashlin Hadden says that she hired a contractor to renovate her bathroom while she was traveling for business. When she returned from her trip, her cat was missing. Hadden heard faint meows coming from the bathroom area and determined that the cat was inside the wall.

In the video Hadden says “…the stupid ass contractor dry-walled my cat into the drywall, underneath the bathtub.”

You can view here TikTok video here:

No Title

No Description

In my opinion

This was not the fault of the contractor, but rather Hadden – for a few reasons:

  • Cats should never be left to fend for themselves when their pet parents travel. It’s a fallacy that cats can “take care of themselves.” Who was feeding and cleaning the cat’s litter box while the owner was away? Cats can often get really stressed when their owner isn’t around and also when there are changes to their environment. Two major upsets for a cat. Which brings me to my next point…
  • Any time there’s a change in a pet’s environment, and particularly with cats – the cat will hide. It’s really important to ensure that your cat is in a controlled/closed environment with lots of calming items, like their toys, bedding, etc. Even turning on a TV or radio to muffle noises of construction work can be helpful to lower your cat’s stress.
  • Don’t leave cats unattended particularly when there’s unusual activity like construction or moving going on. This is not the fault of the contractor. The contractor was not hired to watch Ms. Hadden’s cat. It’s likely that the cat slipped in under the tub when the contractor was on a lunch break, or overnight – seeking a small, safe place to hide – or even just to explore.

What do you think? Who is at fault for the cat being sealed into the drywall? Was this the owner’s fault or the contractor’s fault?

You might also enjoy these articles…

RSVP Photo Banner for Cancer Care Paw event

A Paws for Wellness: The CancerCare PAW Program and the Support It Offers to Those Fighting Cancer

In the grueling fight against cancer, patients often seek comfort in the steadfast company of their pets. The joyous wag of a dog’s tail or the gentle nuzzle of a cat can speak volumes in silent, understanding support. This unbreakable bond has not gone unnoticed by CancerCare, which has embarked on helping patients who are also the proud caregivers to their beloved animal companions. The Pet Assistance and Wellness Program (PAW) by CancerCare honors the role pets play in the lives of the patients by providing a much-needed support cushion during their treatment.

girl with cat lonely

How Cats Alleviate Loneliness

The global pandemic has brought loneliness into sharp focus, shedding light on a long-standing struggle for many. Lockdowns and social distancing have unveiled the emotional toll, underscoring the importance of companionship. In these isolated times, pets, particularly cats, have emerged as silent champions, providing much-needed solace and companionship.

Cat DIY Hammock

DIY Cat Hammock

Looking for a fun, feline-centric project for the weekend? Try this DIY Hammock! Crafting a cozy haven for your feline friend doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, with a little creativity and some basic supplies, you can create a stylish and...
Rolling cat cute green eyes looking happy with a content facial expression - The Catnip Times

Study Finds Cats Have 276 Facial Expressions

Cats, our enigmatic feline friends, have long been masters of the subtle art of communication. A recent study, published in the journal Behavioral Processes, delves deep into the world of cat expressions, uncovering a whopping 276 distinct facial cues when these furry companions interact with each other.

Domestic cat looking at cupcakes.

Surprising Foods You Need to Keep Away from Your Cat

Cats are curious creatures by nature, and this inquisitive disposition often extends to their diet. However, as pet parents, it is incumbent upon us to be vigilant about what goes into their feeding bowls. Keeping them away from potentially harmful foods is not just...
Calico shelter cat sleeping outdoors at Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome, Italy

Largo di Torre Argentina: Where History Meets Cat Sanctuary

Nestled amidst the timeless beauty of Rome lies a treasure trove that marries history with the heartwarming presence of ‘gatti,’ or cats in Italian. The Area Sacra in Largo di Torre Argentina, an archaeological gem, has recently flung open its gates to human visitors after being shrouded in mystery for almost a century. What makes this site truly unique? It’s not just the ancient ruins that attract visitors from around the world, but the thriving community of feral cats that has called this place home for the last 100 years.