A shelter cat is in solitary confinement for letting other animals out of their enclosures.

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Despite multiple warnings, the mischievous moggy has been helping feline friends to escape at the Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organisation in Houston.

There was a social media campaign to free Quilty, and while the shelter said his review for parole failed he ''released himself'' anyway.

The shelter said: ''Quilty will not be contained. And he has no shame. Quilty loves to let cats out of the senior room. Repeatedly. Several times a day.

''We have since Quilty-proofed the cat room, while he took a brief hiatus in the lobby.

''His roommates missed him while he was banished to the lobby. They enjoyed their nighttime escapades around the shelter.

''The staff, however, did not miss the morning cat wrangling, so we'll just have to agree to disagree there.''