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Rescue operation to save pup who got his head trapped in TV cabinet

  • Yorkshire Terrier pup Ringo Starr woke his owner Verity O’Neill with his cries
  • Verity, from Birkenhead in Merseyside found the puppy stuck in a TV cabinet 
  • After trying to free him Verity had to call the RSCPA who manged to wriggle the youngster free using vegetable oil 

An adorable rescue puppy got himself into a sticky situation when his tiny head got stuck in a TV cabinet and vegetable oil had to be used to set him free.

The puppy, named Ringo Starr after The Beatles drummer, woke his owner Verity O’Neill with his whines before she found him stuck in the cabinet.

Verity, from Birkenhead in Merseyside, tried to rescue the little Yorkshire Terrier puppy with her friend from the hole it was stuck in. 

Eight-week-old puppy Ringo Starr got himself stuck in a TV cabinet and had to cry out for help

However they soon realised that the eight-week-old pup was stuck fast and they called the RSPCA who managed to free the youngster with vegetable oil.        

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes said: ‘Ringo Starr was found in the morning but it’s possible he could have become stuck for some time before, it could well have been A Hard Day’s Night for him, until he started crying for help. 

‘Poor Ringo Starr was very uncomfortable and panicked, but the hole was fairly tight and I wasn’t able to free him at first, so with his owner’s permission we quickly grabbed some vegetable oil from the kitchen to gently rub around his neck to help loosen him, and with some very careful manoeuvring, Ringo’s head slid out of the cabinet and he was free.’

His owner Verity O'Neill heard his cries and tried to rescue her new puppy from the cabinet

His owner Verity O’Neill heard his cries and tried to rescue her new puppy from the cabinet

Ringo was taken to the vets to be checked out after his ordeal on Tuesday and had a bath to wash off the vegetable oil before being reunited with his owner.

Ms O’Neill said: ‘I was so worried about Ringo so I phoned the RSPCA as I just felt helpless. Anthony arrived really quickly to help and before we knew it he’d freed little Ringo from the hole.

‘After getting the all-clear from the vet he came back home to us that afternoon and after a big lunch, he fell fast asleep.’ 

She soon realised he was stuck fast and had to call the RSCPA for some assisstance

She soon realised he was stuck fast and had to call the RSCPA for some assisstance

The RSCPA managed to quickly free the pup by lathering him in vegetable oil to push him back through the hole

The RSCPA managed to quickly free the pup by lathering him in vegetable oil to push him back through the hole

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