eeeeeeeeep! Is that a snowshoe siamese? He looks like my kitties when they were little. They're seal point meezers.
I would say peel the labels off and either: 1) punch a design around the side (with a hammer and a sharp nail) so you can put a tea candle in and light will come through or 2) paint the sides and make it a candle container. They would make neat DIY presents. Rinse them out with hot soapy water first, of course. Otherwise you'll have burning catfood smell. My mother-in-law is obsessed with saving cans to put citronella candles in for outdoor gatherings, so I can't help but think "stuff with wax, set on fire" when I see an empty tin can