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Cat with trap on head saved

A Manitoba cat has been safely trapped after evading capture for weeks with what was believed to be a bird feeder on its head.

According to the Brandon and Area Lost Animals group, Butterscotch was in good shape considering his ordeal and was being treated at the Grand Valley Animal Clinic.

Rescuers were originally concerned the ginger-and-white cat couldn't eat or drink because of the device, but they later said they believed it could do both.

Toni Gramiak with the animal group says it now appears the device was actually an insect catcher, not a bird feeder.

There was previously no word on whether Butterscotch was male or female, but Gramiak says the cat is now recovering after being neutered at the clinic.

Butterscotch will be held by Funds for Furry Friends Animal Rescue for several days for an owner to come forward, and will be put up for adoption if no one does.

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