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Cat owner smashes a hole in house wall to rescue his missing pet [Video]

This is the moment a pet owner smashed through the wall of his rented house after one of his cats went missing. 

Scott Cunningham, who lives in Waco, Texas, had been visiting his parents in Tennessee for the week of Thanksgiving when he came home to find his two cats were missing. 

The footage, posted on Twitter on November 29, showed feline Veronica - known as Ronnie - trapped inside the wall after her owners realized she'd sneaked in through the air conditioning unit. 

Scott Cunningham, who lives in Waco, Texas, had been visiting his parents in Tennessee for the week of Thanksgiving when his cat Ronnie went missing

Ronnie (pictured) was home alone for a week with Scott's other cat Betty, which is when she went missing

The footage, posted on Twitter on November 29, showed the black feline trapped inside the wall after her owners realized she'd sneaked in through the air conditioning unit

The video, which has since gone viral on Twitter with over 77,000 views, shows Scott using a hammer to carefully knock a hole in the wall to rescue the animal.

Scott can be heard calling out 'Ronnie' alongside his daughters and after a few moments, her bright green eyes appear and she quickly jumped in. 

He had to get permission from the landlord to knock a hole in the wall after he found his cats Ronnie and Betty had gone missing.

However when Scott got home from his parents, Betty turned up in the closet, which was how he discovered the air conditioning unit's door was open.   

Scott, who is a professor of economics at Baylor University, said: 'I got these two cats Betty and Veronica earlier this year. This was my first time to go out of town though for more than a day.

'I have automatic food, automatic water and automatic litter but I still worried so I had someone come check on them every day. One day the guy called and said he couldn't find Ronnie. I told him just to wait and see so he did, but first he looked everywhere. 

'But apparently, the guy had unknowingly opened a door to a closet area with the air conditioner unit when he was looking for her. That connected to the walls of the house apparently. But, anyway, he left.   

'I found Betty in that closet and I noticed how much of that area was unfinished (this is a rental). I kept hearing Ronnie. 

The video, which has since gone viral on Twitter with over 77,000 views, shows Scott using a hammer to carefully knock a hole in the wall to rescue Ronnie

'My daughter found her meowing in that section of the wall in my office. Best I can tell, she'd gone into the rafters through that closet, climbed over the whole house, across the hall, into the walls and gotten lost. ' 

Scott captioned the video: 'We got home after a week at my moms and the cats were nowhere to be found. I'd had someone checking on them and was watching them on the security camera but they weren't here. 

'Well the door to the HVAC was left open and they'd gotten lost in the walls. Landlady gave permission. 

After Scott posted the video, many social media users commented how cats don't 'abide by the rules of nature'. 

One user wrote: 'Oh my gosh, poor kitty! Glad they were alright!'

Another said: 'It would have been awesome if the cat had suddenly appeared from the other side, with a puzzled face, like: "Why are you crazy people punching holes in my home's wall?"'

One more added: 'Cats do not abide by the laws of nature.'