Dangerous collars can hurt cats.
AN animal welfare charity is warning cat owners against 'dangerous' collars which could leave felines with fatal injuries.
The RSPCA says that since the start of the year it has received reports of almost 100 incidents involving cats injured by their own collars.
A total of 26 of these were reported to the charity in May alone.
Victims included Nugget, a threeyear-old tortoiseshell cat who suffered weeks of agony due to a large wound in her armpit caused by getting her leg stuck in her collar.
Chunks of fur and skin were pulled off when the collar was finally cut loose.
Lucy Green, an animal collection officer for the RSPCA said: "Staff said that this is the worst embedded collar injury they have ever seen."
A quick release collar is designed to snap open when tugged with sufficient force and can ensure that a cat is released from its collar if they become stuck.