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CLAYTON — A cat still has all of its nine lives thanks to a couple of Clayton firefighters.
Just after 1 p.m. on Dec. 12, the Clayton Fire Department was called to an animal rescue because a cat had its head “stuck in a Chef Boyardee can,” Stacy Beard, the town’s spokeswoman, said in a social media post.
“Our 911 center stated that a driver passing by found the cat but couldn’t quite get the can off the cat’s head,” Beard said. Firefighter Chandler Parrott and fire-equipment operator Paul Zais arrived, and “the cat-loving crew was able to quickly cut the can away from the cat’s head using tin snips,” she said.
The cat was just fine, was “likely still savoring its SpaghettiO-flavored whiskers and joined its other feline friends in the adjacent yard,” Beard said.
The rescue job earned praised on social media.
“I love this,” wrote Kat Dotson. “Good job.”
“Paul, you are my hero,” added Addison Moore.
Lani-Erik Olen wrote, “You guys are the best.”
Tim McNeil said he had moved to Clayton from a Chicago suburb about a year ago. “I’m amazed at how busy the CFD is, and you have time for fur babies in distress,” he wrote. “Good job.”