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‘Tupper’ the cat: He got his name after being rescued with a Tupperware lid stuck around his neck

This is the story of Tupper the cat, who was rescued Wednesday night in Providence, Rhode Island. Tupper got his name after being rescued with a Tupperware lid around his neck.

Tupper (Providence Animal Services)

Details on Tupper’s dilemna and his subsequent rescue was posted Thursday on the Providence Animal Control Center Facebook page.

“This is “Tupper” the cat. I was asked to come out and help Providence Animal Control tonight to trap a cat in need. With my custom trap and 3.5 hours of patience, we got him. Tupper got his name because he had a Tupperware lid stuck around his neck for who knows how long. He also had an extremely damaged and infected eye.

Turns out that Tupper is a super nice and tame street cat that was probably abandoned. Tupper went to the hospital tonight for emergency care. He is stable. He will probably get his eye removed on Friday.

The Vet bills are already stacking up. Please donate and share this post. Donations can be made with Friends of the Providence animal care and control center. Tupper will eventually be adoptable through the Providence Animal Shelter. Thank you. Bob Otis.”

A bit over $800 has been raised toward Tupper’s surgery on Friday. You can donate by going to Facebook: Friends of the Providence Animal Care & Control Center.

Over the years I’ve covered everything from dress straps to food storage bins to foreign object blockages. This is the first I’ve seen on a cat getting his head stuck inside a lid.

Be sure the ‘disable’ your garbage as soon as it becomes garbage. Not only do cats and dogs explore what’s in the trash at home, but they may also be curious once it leaves the home.

There are more graphic photos of Tupper on the Providence Animal Control Center Facebook page. Feel free to go and look. Or not.

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Elisa Black-Taylor

Elisa is an experienced cat caretaker and rescuer. She lives in the US. As well as being a professional photographer, Elisa has been a regular contributor to PoC for nine years. See her Facebook page.

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  • Poor Tupper. He must have been in so much pain with his horribly damaged eye, plus the added irritation of the container top around his neck. 😭 I am so happy that he has been rescued and can now get some rest, eye removal, 😢 and feel better soon. 💜💜🐾

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