IRELAND – An abandoned cat is now recovering after spending a week with a tin can stuck on its head.
The unfortunate ginger cat who has since been named Tinhead by his rescuers, was spotted wandering around in a rural area with its head in an aluminum can last week.
Despite the fact that he was not able to see, Tinhead proved elusive and remained at large in the countryside for more than 7 days before being captured by Galway SPCA on Tuesday in Tuam.
Staff working with the animal-welfare organization did manage to remove the can from the cat’s head, enabling him to see and breathe freely for the first time since his accident.
This case was called in by a member of the public who had recently seen this cat appear over the last few weeks on her rural road.
“Last week, this chap got himself into trouble and had been wandering around with this can firmly wedged on his head since then,” stated a spokesperson for Galway SPCA.
“Luckily, his can was dented so he could get air and didn’t suffocate. The probability is that this cat was dumped on the secluded rural laneway where he was finally caught by a member of staff [on Tuesday morning].”
Tinhead was immediately brought to a vet and treated for his trauma, as well as being neutered and microchipped.
He is currently recovering well in the care of Galway SPCA.
“This chap didn’t put up any struggle when caught, leading us to believe that he is a pet.
“Tinhead is recovering from the removal of his tin and his neuter. In the morning, we will see his real personality,” stated a spokesperson.