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Cat's lucky escape from tin can
Cat stuck in cat food tin can
Residents in Oxford have been warned about discarding refuse
People are being warned about the dangers of discarding litter after a cat got his head stuck in a tin can.

The brown long-haired cat was found in a garden on Toot Butts Hill in Headington, Oxford last Wednesday.

His head became stuck-fast in a cat food tin and the RSPCA were alerted by local trading standards officers.

Animal collection officer Dennis Lovell, who freed the cat so he escaped unhurt, said: "Litter can quite easily injure or kill animals."

He added: "This cat wasn't going to let the risk of getting stuck keep him from food.

"Luckily, the can had no rough edges and he made a clean getaway.

"Please recycle cans or pinch them together and make sure they are safely in your dustbin."

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