Cat Rescued After Having Its Head Stuck In A Jar

Animal rescuers in New Zealand were finally able to remove a plastic peanut butter jar that had been stuck over the head of a cat head for at least two weeks, UPI reports. Annaliese England, manager of the Matamata Animal Trust, said the cat had been spotted about two weeks ago in someone's back yard, but the cat was able to elude capture. The feline was spotted about 3 miles away last Friday, and the rescue team was finally able to corral it. "They called me, and we barricaded off the garden with crates, we also had a net and a pole with a rope on it," England said. "He was sitting up against some trellis, so we couldn't physically manage to grab him. But I got the rope around his neck." They then took the cat to a vet who was able to remove the jar. "They had to sedate him to get it off. He was pretty skinny. He had been two weeks without food or water and would have had only a tiny bit of air getting in," she said. England said the cat, now dubbed Peanut, is recovering from his ordeal and will be placed with a foster family.

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