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!
“Do you think the gender of cats makes a difference? Male cats are warmer, female cats colder?”
Again I have to say Absolutly NOT.
For example I have three males (Whiffy, Skeezix, and Buddy), and five females that I can hold without fear of being shredded. Two of those are my absolute favorites, and are female. “Boo”, and “Cooter”. “Callie”, and her daughters
“Niver” (short for conniver), and “Tiggy” are the others.
Our cats are all “rescues” directly from nature to us.
In 1994 we had 27 cats up at the barn. A neighbor at the time was irresponsible with his cat having never had the cat speyed. We finally took that cat away from him, and did it ourselves along with 26 of the others. Currently the four eighteen year olds are what remain of that crowd. The others have all come to us since then.
When I was a child we had a large black and white tom. For some odd reason, my mother did not have him “fixed” and he went on to sire endless generations of kittens. I must have been ten years old and I was standing on the porch of a neighbor who loved cats and had zillions of them. The smell was overwhelming!
“I love all cats,” she intoned and then her head swiveled around and she screamed “except THAT one!” I turned and, of course, saw my own beloved Niger nonchalantly walking down the block. He was the dad of all her cats.
I love your cat’s names. Two writers who adored cats: Hemingway and Shirley Jackson. Jackson claimed her cats wrote all her books.
I’m impressed. I’ve saved kittens but I didn’t have my head stuck in a can when I did it.
And really, who among us isn't guilty of this.
There but for the grace of G-d...
I really like your sense of humor!!
BTW, I lost my little Einstein, Crookedtail, last year. He was nearly twenty and probably the smartest cat I have ever known. He understood the English language and even tried to mimick speech. He was quite capable of saying MILK when the fridge opened. And yes, he made that word/sound very differently from the other sounds he used. If he was trying to get my undivided attention, he would have an almost stuttering, random emphasis sounds cadence to his meowings, as if he was trying to make human sentence structures. ... Oh how I miss that little guy!
“....He understood the English language and even tried to mimick speech....”.
Yes. We too have had a couple such mimes over the years, but dogs. We’ve had as many dogs (rescues again) as cats in our lives. Comical, and interesting to watch. Smart as a whip animals. I don’t recall any cat mimes amongst those that we have had, but that doesn’t mean a thing. We have had cats that literally talk to us with their facial expressions.
Love the kitty names. I am also fond of ‘personality’ names for our cats.
Midnight (named by my wife before we met)
Pickle - orange male tabby, always in trouble
Dill - orange female tabby, looked like Pickle
Dust Bunny - feral rescue, would only hide under furniture at first.
Wobbles - has neural issues with her legs
Litters of rescued kittens
Bucket and Nugget
Clorox and Smudge
Plus and Minus
Gotta love the kitties
LOL. Poor kitty. WIsh we had a picture....
Reminds me of this one kitten in a litter I found. The little calico lost most of it's leg ---so I called her 'Footy'. 'Footy' was the first kitten adopted from the litter. A young girl would be the new owner. The young girl also limped since birth. I remember calling the little girl about 2 weeks later--- asking how 'Footy' was doing. Sweet kid.... She told me that they don't call her Footy because it brings attention to her disability. I can't explain the emotions i had then but I had to hold back tears...
I picture a live version of Garfield as a kitten. ;-)
You should try saving a skunk with your head stuck in a Yoplait cup.
Gotta love ninjakitties.
The little kitten must have aspirations to be a Viking Kitty when he grows up.
How did you manage to get your head stuck in that?
It can sometimes be hard to find the kitty with your head stuck in a D-cup, but that’s another story.
I ran into it really fast, low and hard.
[the ~skunk~ had its head in the Yoplait cup]
Yoplait cups are responsible for more animal deaths than all other ‘trash’.
They refuse to redesign their cups.
Too much information!
Each morning I would walk around the perimeter of the village in which I lived. The cat would come out with me, but instead of taking the circular route, he would cut through streets and wait for me to pass by, giving a critical meow each time. No doubt trying to tell me there was a quicker way.
"Boyardee" may not be very smart but she is so cute I expect she will find a good home very soon.
Awww! Don’t cry, little guy.
funny thing is, i know EXACTLY where Barrie, Ontario is! we drove up thru that area last summer (fun family road trip on the Nissan family truckster....just not metallic pea colored. :) )
also, we have two cats: Forrest and Bubba the girls love them to death...but they are stoooooooopid. :)
“Yoplait cups are responsible for more animal deaths than all other trash.”
Interesting; I hadn’t heard that.
Back in the 80s before there was an internet, there was a phone/write-in campaign to get the company to change their “unique” inverted cup design changed due to innumerable wildlife getting their heads stuck and slowly dying or running into traffic, unable to see.
They said no.
Apparently, in 1998, they responded to internet pressure but their lame ‘modification’ didn’t really help at all, given the recent videos above
In just a few minutes, I found all of the above.
Here is an endless source of more: