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Helping Distressed Kitty was a “Can-do” Effort for Metro Animal Services

Wednesday March 23, 2011

A 6-month-old stray male kitten was a little too “head strong” in his attempt to find his supper. While working on finding his next meal, he discovered a can of Campbell’s soup and helped himself to the leftovers. In the process of dining, however, he ended up getting himself “canned,” with his head stuck in the can.

The kitten, now named “Campbell,” was brought in by Metro Animal Services (MAS) animal control officer Raymond Thomas, and immediately taken to the vet staff. An initial attempt was made by veterinary assistant Brenda Keel to remove the can, but Campbell started crying. He was sedated and a pair of bolt cutters were used to cut the can off of his head.

Because of being in cold temperatures for an extended period of time and his inability to move, Campbell was hypothermic. He received the necessary medical attention to stabilize his condition.

“Our staff did a great job rescuing this little guy from what could have been a ‘can-tastrophe’,” said Jackie Gulbe, Animal Services assistant director for community relations. “He is a friendly, sweet boy who is available for adoption at the Animal House Adoption Center.”