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Man Takes Dead Cat to Animal Shelter…Turns Out to Be Hand Puppet

Posted in Cat News - On: June 30, 2016 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat News 
Last Updated: June 30, 2016  
Author:  Jan Travell


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A caring man took what he thought was a dead cat to Guernsey’s animal shelter one evening, but on closer inspection it turned out to be a muddy, wet hand puppet.

The finder was ‘very upset’ when he arrived at the GSPCA and was greeted by the shelter’s manager Steve Byrne. When Steve peered into the box he thought he saw a ‘very muddy, wet, insect covered, cold, collapsed small dog with an injured nose’.

On closer examination, which didn’t reveal any identification, the man was informed it was in fact a cuddly dog hand puppet. The two men were soon rolling round with laughter and the GSPCA can now say the hand puppet has been washed and takes pride of place in Steve’s office!

The shelter say that they are often called about what people think are animals, which end up being something very different…

Here are some highlights:

  • A call to a sick seal on a beach was in fact a duvet
  • A stray pug was called in which was actually a frog
  • An injured bird was a blonde wig
  • A hedgehog rescue turned out to be a pine cone
  • A dead gull hanging from a fence was a carrier bag
  • An injured crow was a black bag

At least there are caring people in this world ready to help out an injured creature in need, just a shame they didn’t stop at the opticians first!

About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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