Skip to comments.Cops save kitten with head stuck in can
Posted on 03/26/2012 9:48:50 PM PDT by Altariel
BARRIE, Ont. Police came to the rescue after a kitten managed to get itself stuck in a can of Chef Boyardee in central Ontario Tuesday.
Answering an unrelated call, police accidentally stumbled across the small kitten with its head jammed in the can near the steps of a residence.
At first, police saw what appeared to be a frozen squirrel in a can on the ground. Then the can moved. Closer examination showed that it was actually a small kitten with his head stuck.
The kitten appears to have got himself into trouble through simple misadventure, Sgt. Doug Henderson said.
"It looks like he was probably just trying to get some Beefaroni," he said.
Officers tried unsuccessfully to free the animal, but they were able to cut a hole in the can so the kitten could breathe. Police rushed the creature to the OSPCA office.
Shelter staff safely removed the can and the cat is doing fine, according to Kim Thompson, who works at the OSPCA in Barrie, Ont. The kitten will remain in shelter custody until a suitable owner is found.
Shelter staff have named the cat Boyardee.
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It is good to see a positive police officer story. Wish good news got reported more often.
How many dogs were shot saving the kitty?
Thank you for posting this.
As the owner of a cat, I am going against tradition but I’ll say it: they really aren’t all that bright.
"..dumb sh*t better head for the plastic containers from now on"
I once got paid good money to sing in a can.
This thread is useless without pictures. ;-)
There is a video of the cat at the link.
It is a female black cat, very cute.
I guess they couldn’t get a good shot at it with that can in the way.
As the staff of (down to currently) fifteen cats, and having had over the 34 (almost) years we’ve been married as many cats as years of marriage we can say we’ve had some pretty smart cats, and some pretty stupid ones. They come in all “brainwork” categories.
We prefer working for the more intelligent ones that truly understand, and appreciate our efforts.
I’ve read that the larger the cat, the smarter the cat. Is this true? My little 12 year old rescue is miniscule. I figure a mammal with a brain the size of a golf ball is probably not too bright.
I had a Siamese years ago who was a pain in the neck but much brighter. He was huge.
I guess those kitties will do anything when they’re hungry.
She liked my cheese raviolis too.
“Ive read that the larger the cat, the smarter the cat.”
Over the years two of the sharpest cats we’ve had were literally runts, and both were jet black. Poo joined us as a kitten in 1978, and lived to be 24 years. She kept all the other cats in line, and I mean KEPT THEM IN LINE. She was tiny.
Today we have a kitten named Cooter” that is also like Poo one real sharp kitten, and a runt. Her mama named “Boots” is small, stupid, but real sweet, her BIG brother goes by “Skooter” is something along the lines of Gomer Pyle.
Actually as I reflect upon the BIG cats we’ve had over the years they had varying degrees of responsiveness, levels of conscienceness, but intellect would be improper wording. Sweet cats all, but the “smartest” were the little, or littler ones.
Of the say “normal” sized cats, or say the “in between” we have they are all different in personality, responsiveness, conscienceness. If there are two of the same litter, they are generally speaking opposites in the above categories. We have four eighteen year olds. Two each from different litters, and all males. “Whiffy” is totally cool, and laid back, and alert, but brother “Piffy” is a jerk, and always has been. “Skeezix” totally cool, and laid back, alert, and best friend from birth to “Whiffy”, yet brother “Pharoah” is a lifelong jerk. All the good, cool-cats stick together, and all the jerks stick together.
They are interesting to observe.
I LOVE your comments on cats! Despite my current cat - a very dumb, mean and lazy goofball (and that’s the good side of her nature!), I adore these animals. We really get to touch the tiger with them.
My cat was a feral kitten and I do think that makes a difference in personality. I only adopt rescue animals.
Do you think the gender of cats makes a difference? Male cats are warmer, female cats colder? It’s been my experience over the years.
My cat stole my chicken tandori off my plate the other night. She is a master thief. I didn’t think she could handle the spices so didn’t mind my plate. Boy, did I have the wrong number!
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