But after not seeing the cat for a week, the Cains feared the worst. “I thought she was going to die with that jar on her head,” said Ms Cain.
They found the once-chubby cat on Wednesday, too thin and weak to flee. They caught her with a fishing net and used some oil to get the jar off her head. They gave her water and treated her wounds and on Friday she began to eat again.
“I’ve heard of cats having nine lives but I think this one has 19 because she survived 19 days,” said Doretha Cain, Tabitha’s mother.
Memphis vet Gerald Blackburn said the cat may have lived off of its excess fat.