RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A stray cat with its head stuck inside a peanut butter jar has been euthanized, but there's a silver lining to this sad story. The cat gave birth to a litter of kittens before she died.
Riverside County Animal Services in California released new pictures and video of the cat they nicknamed Skippy.
The cat gave birth on Tuesday to four kittens – named Peanut, Butter, Jelly and Honey.
Skippy was first found on Monday by a local resident who called animal services to help free the cat with its head stuck in a plastic peanut butter container.
An animal services officer used a Leatherman multi-tool device to cut off the plastic, but Skippy was already dehydrated and suffering from a maggot infestation in her ears.
Hours after she gave birth, Skippy's health worsened and she had to be put down. But animal care workers say they have been bottle-feeding the kittens to ensure their survival.
Volunteers are now caring for the newborn kittens and hope they can be ready for adoption soon.