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16 December 2016, 07:07
Firecrews in Faringdon have managed to free a kitten that got its head stuck in a child's pedal car.
Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 12.15 on 14 December to a ‘cat stuck in a toy car’ in Stanford in the Vale.
An officer was initially sent to assess the scene and a crew from Faringdon subsequently attended to release the animal.
Incident Commander Graham Turner explains:
"A kitten only a few months old had managed to climb up inside a child’s sit-in pedal car and pushed its head up through a small hole at the back.
"It was completely stuck at the neck and the occupier had already attempted to cut the car in order to release it, but had been unable to get through the hard plastic.
"The kitten was clearly very distressed as it had been stuck for some time before the occupier had found it.
"The fire crew managed to get enough space to slide a small saw blade down the hole by the kittens neck and after some very delicate cutting managed to free it.
The kitten was unharmed, but it serves as a lesson to all youngsters at this time of year, not to be tempted to dive in to your presents to early!"