Fox with head stuck in plastic bottle rescued in Plaistow

RSPCA animal rescue officer Nick Jonas frees the fox with a plastic bottle stuck on its head

RSPCA animal rescue officer Nick Jonas frees the fox from the plastic bottle stuck on its head. - Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA has urged people not to litter after rescuing a fox with its head stuck in a plastic bottle in Plaistow.

A worker in a carpark in Ladywell Street called for help after spotting the stricken animal on Thursday, March 25.

RSPCA animal rescue officer Nick Jonas said: “When I arrived, I was really concerned that the fox might be running out of oxygen, as he’d collapsed in a bush and was breathing very heavily."

The young adult fox is part of a family that lives in the bushes of the carpark.

“He was really scared and I was relieved that I was able to remove the plastic bottle from his head with relative ease,” Mr Jonas said.

“He didn’t appear to have sustained any injuries from his ordeal, so I was able to let him go."

Mr Jonas said the incident highlights how dangerous litter can be to animals.

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To report concerns about an animal, call the RSPCA emergency line on 0300 1234 999.

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