(UPI) A Norway homeowner's happiness at having a new staircase finished was short-lived when it turned out the family's cat was trapped inside.
The woman said she arrived home last week to find construction on a staircase inside her home was finished, but she and her family soon realized their cat, Sverre, was missing.
"I called his name 'Sverre' many times and after a while heard a weak meow," the homeowner wrote. My kids Julie, 4 and Mikkel, 7 years old was at home as well, and when we realized the sound came from inside the stairs they started crying right away. I tried to calm them, but they were very scared.
The woman said her husband was out of town, so a neighbor came over with a drill to help free the cat.
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The homeowner captured video of the rescue, which took about 45 minutes.
"He was in there for 5 hours, so I could have ended very differently," she wrote. So glad he replied when I called his name! He must have gone to check out the area under the stairs when the carpenter was outside to cut the planks for the stairs.Copyright 2018 by United Press International