A cat in a conundrum had a lucky escape when he was rescued after getting his head wedged inside a pickle jar.
The trapped tabby was spotted outside a paper recycling firm with the jar stuck firmly on his head.
Staff at DS Smith Paper Limited in Sittingbourne, Kent, called the RSPCA after spotting the distressed cat on Tuesday.
Emma Byrne of the RSPCA said: “I spotted the frightened and confused cat under a portable cabin but couldn’t reach him so set up a trap.
“We went back to check on him that night, but he had still not ventured out from his hiding place and stayed hidden for the next few days.
“But, when we returned again on Thursday (26 May) 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 puss went home with Nicky Honey, from the Mobile Cat Neutering Clinic, who has kept an eye on him and plans to neuter him before releasing him.”
The RSPCA added that the incident is a reminder of why it is so important to dispose of litter properly.
Emma said: “This puss had a lucky escape but discarded jars, tin cans, elastic bands or carrier bags can be a real death trap for animals and birds.
“We would urge everyone to do their bit and throw their rubbish away properly.”
“Or, if you see rubbish littering your pavements, verges and parks, please pop it in a nearby bin.
“Litter can be lethal.”