Cats and cars don’t mix – and poor Casper the cat has learned his lesson after getting his head wedged in a spare tyre.
The mischievous Siamese found himself in the tight spot and needed the help of a fire-crew after a passer-by found him in distress.
The RSPCA were first on the scene and officers took him to Bury St Edmunds fire station in Suffolk where firemen spent an hour cutting him free.
Casper put up a struggle – scratching and biting his rescuers – but was finally freed and is now in the care of cat-loving RSPCA officer Amy Stubbs.
“We’ve seen lots of unusual cases but this was certainly a new one for us,” said watch manager James Fawcett.
“The poor cat wasn’t very happy and kept trying to bite and scratch which made it very difficult for us. We had to use cutting equipment to chip away at the wheel and it took the best part of an hour.
“We made a special plastic guard to fit between his head and the cutters to protect him. The cat was fine afterwards although his skin was a bit raw around his neck.”
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