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‘Butterscotch’ safe after trap catches wayward feline

Butterscotch the cat sits in a cat trap Saturday morning after finally being caught. The device caught around his neck had slid so that he was able to eat and drink, but volunteers were still worried about his safety.

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Butterscotch the cat sits in a cat trap Saturday morning after finally being caught. The device caught around his neck had slid so that he was able to eat and drink, but volunteers were still worried about his safety. (BRANDON AREA LOST ANIMALS / FACEBOOK)

Butterscotch the cat is safe and being checked out by veterinarians Saturday morning, after being finally captured overnight.

Toni Gramiak, a volunteer with Brandon Area Lost Animals, confirmed to the Sun that the orange-and-white tabby had been found in a cat trap this morning.

The Butterscotch saga began on July 23 when the cat was spotted wandering a Brandon neighbourhood with its head stuck in some kind of contraption that was initially believed to be a bird feeder.

With fears that he couldn't properly eat, drink or see, BALA volunteers were trying to capture the cat and ensure its safety. But the wily stray, which they dubbed Butterscotch, was easily spooked and eluded them every time.

As Butterscotch's dilemma went viral nation-wide, the story took an even weirder turn. A man in the neighbourhood, volunteers alleged, was deliberately interfering with the Butterscotch hunt, sabotaging traps and scaring the cat away from people trying to catch it.

Saturday morning, though, Butterscotch was finally caught in an animal trap. 

City animal control officers were expected to take him to Grand Valley Animal Clinic later this morning for an examination.

 

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