KEMSLEY, ENGLAND – This cat needed to be rescued by the RSPCA after getting its head stuck in a discarded glass jar.
The animal was seen by some eagle-eyed workers at a paper recycling plant in Kent who contacted the charity for assistance.
However, it took several days to capture the scared animal before it could finally be helped and freed from the jar.
“I spotted the frightened and confused cat under a portable cabin but couldn’t reach him so set up a trap,” stated animal collection officer Emma Byrne, who was alerted to the cat’s plight by staff at DS Smith Paper in Kemsley, Sittingbourne.
“We went back to check on him that night but he’d still not ventured out from his hiding place and stayed hidden for the next few days.
“When we returned again on May 26 he was sat in the middle of the yard and we managed to catch him with a net. I freed him from the jar and we gave him a check over but, luckily, he wasn’t injured and was in a good condition.”
The jar was completely and truly lodged on the cat’s head
The unnamed cat was then taken home by Nicky Honey from Mobile Cat Neutering Clinic. The cat will be neutered before he is released.
Now the RSPCA is reminding people about the imminent dangers of littering to stop a similar thing happening again.
Byrne went on to explain: “Leaving litter lying around can be very dangerous for wildlife and for our pets. This cat had a lucky escape but discarded jars, tin cans, elastic bands or carrier bags can be a real death trap for animals and birds.”