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."