A South Wales cat was rescued in the early hours of the morning, after getting his head stuck in a commercial rat trap in Langstone.
The animal welfare charity was contacted at 2.25am on Wednesday (January 9) – with the cat found near Langstone’s Premier Inn in Newport.
RSPCA officers work around the clock for animals in need – and within an hour, an inspector had rescued the cat and transferred him to a veterinary practice, where the rat box could be safely removed.
Fortunately, the cat’s head had become stuck in a trap and not a bait box – so there was no risk the device had poisoned the animal.
The black male neutered cat was uninjured, but was understandably shaken up by the ordeal and was dehydrated. There was no microchip, either – prompting RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal to seek the owner of the cat.
RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels said: “This poor cat’s head was completely wedged in this commercial rat box. It was lucky someone found him – as he was dehydrated and unable to free himself.
“The RSPCA works 24/7 for animals in need – and I was pleased to be able to rush to the scene in Langstone in the early hours of the morning, and ensure this cat was safely and securely freed from this device.
“We’d love to reunite this cat with an owner – but there was no microchip. Anyone in the area owning a missing black, male neutered cat is urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018, so we can hopefully get this curious cat home!”
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