The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Manitoba cat with head stuck in bird feeder continues to elude rescuers

  • Print

BRANDON, Man. - Rescuers hoping to help a Manitoba cat with a bird feeder on its head say the beleaguered animal has been seen again, but continues to elude them.

The Brandon and Area Lost Animals group says on its Facebook page that the cat, known as Butterscotch, was spotted early Friday, in the area where traps are set.

Concern was raised Wednesday when the ginger-and-white cat was seen in Colleen Gareau's backyard with a small bird feeder — open on one side — on its head.

The cat can apparently see out of one eye and even jump, but likely cannot eat or drink.

Traps baited with tuna and sardines have been set for the cat, since he runs away when people approach.

The lost animals group is asking people in Brandon to report any sightings, and to try to make the cat feel invisible if they spot it.

"We know he loves other cats. He spends time with friendly cats harnessed outdoors at various homes. This morning he was seen hanging out and then running with a free roaming cat, also orange coated," said in an earlier Facebook post on Thursday evening.

"But if a human approaches him, he bolts. He runs from noise and activity. We fear he will bolt into traffic, a serious risk since he has limited vision. We are also concerned he will run and hide, getting stuck because of the bird feeder."

Gareau said the cat had been a regular visitor to her yard before getting the feeder stuck on its head. She said it gets along well with her own cat, which she lets out into her yard on a leash.

She assumed the cat belonged to someone in her neighbourhood, but no one has stepped forward to claim ownership the animal.

Gareau said she nicknamed it Butterscotch because its ginger colouring was taffy-like.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Police speak out on Red River search

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A black swallowtail butterfly land on Lantana flowers Sunday morning at the Assiniboine Park English Gardens- standup photo – August 14, 2011   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • MIKE.DEAL@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 100615 - Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 The Mane Attraction - Lions are back at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Xerxes a 3-year-old male African Lion rests in the shade of a tree in his new enclosure at the old Giant Panda building.  MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you think food-security issues are an important topic to address during this mayoral campaign?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google