The RSPCA came to the rescue of an unfortunate feral cat who had got her head stuck inside a tin of cat food.
The cat was found near to a property in Handsworth, Birmingham last month. She had managed to get her head well and truly stuck and was quite distressed by her ordeal.
A concerned member of the public called the RSPCA and inspector Scott Vanes attended and took the cat to the RSPCA Birmingham Animal Hospital at Frankley.
Vets managed to remove the can and luckily the cat was not injured.
Inspector Vanes said: “As this was a feral cat, she was clearly not rehomable, but thankfully the member of the public who contacted us was happy to continue feeding her and we therefore were able to release her back to the location where she was found.
“Before she was released we also spayed her, as part of a preventative measure as there are currently hundreds of unwanted feral cats up and down the country and we didn’t want her to fall pregnant.
“This does highlight the dangers that litter can pose to wildlife and also domestic animals, and incidents like this can easily be prevented if people just picked up their rubbish rather than throwing it away and remember to squeeze cans together before throwing them away.
“Had this cat not been found and caught – then the reality is she could have died a slow and painful death as she would not have been able to see, eat or drink.”
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