YUMA, AZ - Yuma firefighters faced an unusual challenge Monday after a cat got its head stuck in a dog food can.
Yuma Fire Department spokesman Mike Erfert said the cat was brought to Fire Station #4 by two women who had seen the cat in the street.
The women told fire crews the cat was walking blindly and was nearly hit by a car. They picked it up and brought it to the fire station to see if they could get some help.
Firefighter Ladd Elwood was able to cut off the can and free the cat.
With the proper fire gear, and cooperation from the kitty, neither the cat nor Elwood was injured in the rescue.
The women thought they had seen it in their neighborhood before, so left with the cat to see if they could find its home.