The life of a cat in Stoke-on-Trent has been saved after swallowing six feet of tinsel from a Christmas tree.
Vets quickly operated to remove the silver tinsel which was running from Ginge's mouth right down to his intestines.
Now, the two and a half-year-old cat has made a full recovery after vets at the PDSA PetAid hospital managed to remove two pieces of tinsel, each measuring three feet stuck in his throat and intestines.
Gine's owner Joanne MacLeod rushed her cat to the vets when he became lethargic and began to vomit.
One of the vets who operated on the tinsel-loving cat said the tinsel could be seen at the back of his throat:
From now on Ginge's owner says she is keeping him away from anything festive to avoid a repeat visit to the vets: