A member of the public called the animal welfare charity after spotting the tabby and white cat, trapped in a tree - with a crisp packet stuck on his head.
RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Marie Stevens attended Thicket Lane, in Halnaker, near Chichester and, with the help of two colleagues, managed to climb around 12ft up the tree to the cat.
The member of the public was concerned that the cat would not be able to get down from the tree as he couldn’t see.
“I reached out to the cat and just managed to quickly whip the crisp packet off of his head before he panicked and disappeared further up the tree,” AWO Stevens said. “As soon as I pulled the packet off, the cat jumped from the branch to freedom and ran off."
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Her name is Mavis - and she's a big softie! But she wasn't always like that.
The RSPCA handled one of their worst ever cases of animal cruelty - nine dogs dumped in Winchester, in Hampshire, just over a year ago. They were left in a filthy, unloved state.
For the last 12 months the brothers and sisters - and their mother - have been recovering under the care of the charity. And, you'll be pleased to know, they've been re-homed.
Mavis was one of the nine left abandoned - but she now has a new home in Odiham. Divya Kohli reports.
A family from Sussex say they've had nothing but joy since giving a new home to a dog that was rescued by the RSPCA. It took many weeks for Lucy to recover from a severe skin condition which hadn't been treated properly. Lucy was one of more than 18,000 cruelty cases investigated here in the South last year. Emma Wilkinson's report contains upsetting images.
The RSPCA is appealing for help to find a man seen abusing a dog outside a supermarket in Poole in Dorset.
A member of the public contacted the charity after they saw the man aggressively handling and then hitting the medium-size black and tan coloured dog outside doors to the Asda store in Culliford Crescent, Canford Heath on Monday 29 February.
“This footage is shocking to see and I am very keen to find this person and indeed the dog, to check on their welfare.
“Treating any animal this way is totally unacceptable. Anyone with any information is urged to leave a message for me in complete confidence on our inspectors’ appeal line on 0300 123 8018."
Animal welfare experts have described the person who shot a fox through the face with a crossbow as barbaric. A bolt had to be removed from the animal's neck and cheek. The fox, named Cedar, is being treated at a sanctuary in Tunbridge Wells. Tom Savvides talks to RSPCA Inspector Ellen Thomas and Terry Woods from the Fox Project.