When the hotel housekeeper was going around the hotel tidying up after guests, she noticed there was an unusual noise that she couldn't pin down. The housekeeper figured out where the desperate cries were coming from and quickly found someone to help them tear down the walls.
The wall was smashed through and they found one tiny little kitten, all alone and only about two or three weeks old.
She has been turned over to the Blue Cross Pet Charity to help raise her as she still need to be fed milk every two hours. She has been given the name Taffy by the volunteers.
David Jones, reception manager at the Swan Hotel where the kitten was found said that "Our housekeeper went over to the cottage and heard little meowing noises coming from within the wall as she was cleaning the bathroom."
He explained that the "Maintenance manager cut into the plasterboard and we were able to scoop her out of the hole. She was very talkative. It's a mystery how she got in there."
They don't know how long the kitten was trapped because they never received any reports from guests staying in the room, but they are happy that they got her out and that she will be taken care of with all the love she needs.
Selena Bennett is one of the volunteers helping to raise this little sweetheart and said that "Tatty was reluctant to take the teat of the bottle the first night I had her, regardless of the fact that she was clearly hungry and crying loudly." She persisted through the confusion stage, "I got up every two hours and tried various methods to get a little bit of milk in her but it took until the following afternoon before she properly fed."
She finally figured it out and apparently, "Now there is no stopping her. She's making a good recovery from her ordeal."
Taffy will be able to find a new family once she is all grown up thanks to the quick thinking of the staff at the Swan Hotel!