VINELAND – The Cumberland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it’s too soon to know what will happen to a young cat rescued in Millville after spending four days with its head jammed in an empty peanut butter jar.
The cat was a habitual visitor to Oakview Apartments in Millville, where its dilemma was noticed last week. A resident called city animal control officer Anthony Cills on Tuesday to catch and free it. And that’s what happened that day, with assistance from Millville veterinarian Kevin Ludwig.
It was off to the SPCA in Vineland next, hopefully for a short stay and an adoption. But as of Friday, it still remained to be seen if the 3-year-old cat ends up in a home.
Bev Greco, executive director, said “Skippy” is healthy but needs to gain a little weight after going so long without being able to eat or drink. And she needs to relax.
“She’s pretty terrified,” Greco said. “She wants to run from you even when you walk to the cage. We’ve had a couple people come by to inquire about her but we do not have any applications, yet.”
Greco said the cat does not appear to be feral.