Butterscotch, the Brandon cat with a bird feeder stuck on his head, has been caught and is no longer wearing the bird feeder that has been stuck on his head for about the last two weeks.
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.