Animal savers from New Zealand said that after two weeks of avoiding rescue, a cat with a plastic peanut butter jar stuck on its head was caught.
The cat was first found in the backyard of a local resident about two weeks ago, said Annaliese England, manager of the Matamata Animal Trust. But the feline could see through the plastic peanut butter jar and avoided attempted rescue attempts.
England said Monday it was received by word that the cat was seen almost 3 miles from Friday.
“We called me, we rubber covered the garden, we had a net and a pole on it with a rope,” England told Stuff.co.nz. “He was leaning up against a little trellis, and we didn’t manage to physically grab him.
The cat was taken to a veterinarian by England to remove the jar.
He was slim, he was two weeks without food or water, and he just had a small bit of air coming in, “she said.” They had been sedating him to get it off.
The cat, now known as Peanut, is recovering from his ordeal and will be placed with a foster family, England said.