19th Sep, 2020

Fox cub rescued by RSPCA after getting her head stuck in a sweet jar in Northfield

Tristan Harris 6th Jun, 2020 Updated: 7th Jun, 2020

A FEMALE fox cub who got her head stuck in an old plastic sweet jar has been rescued by the RSPCA.

The youngster was taken to the charity’s Newbrook Farm Animal Hospital in Frankley after being discovered in a back garden in Northfield.

RSPCA Veterinary Nurse Samantha Belding, said: “This poor little fox cub had got herself in a real pickle.

“She had managed to force her head into the old plastic jar, but then couldn’t get it out, as her ears were trapping her.”

The charity thinks the cub was stuck like that for a few days as flies had laid eggs on a wound on her neck where the jar was rubbing her.

“Luckily, we were able to cut her out very quickly then treated her with antibiotics and pain relief.

“Thankfully, it turned out to be a superficial wound, so she only needed to stay at our hospital for a day before she was transferred to a specialist wildlife centre.”

It is hoped she will soon be well enough to be released back into the wild.

The RSPCA thanked the member of the public who brought her in and reiterated warnings about the dangers of littering.

Anyone who can help donate funds to the RSPCA to help it continue its good work during the pandemic should visit rspca.org.uk/covid.

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