A cat has been rescued from a cardboard recycling compactor at a Perthshire waste depot.
Felix jumped into a skip at a council-run facility in Auchterarder, and was transported to Perth firm Wyllie Recycling’s base in Inveralmond.
Perth and Kinross Council said with four tonnes of compressed cardboard, its team wasn’t hopeful of the black-and-white cat surviving.
A spokeswoman said: “However, when the night shift team emptied the compactor slowly, the cat leapt out, unhurt but a bit unhappy.
“The team gave him milk and chicken and set out to find his owner.”
She said: “We can confirm Felix was returned home safe and sound on Friday.”
The spokeswoman, who shared the tale on the council’s Facebook page, added: “Well done to the team for quickly and safely getting Felix out of the compactor and getting him back home again.”
On Saturday, The Courier revealed that the local authority had struck a deal to take on Wyllie’s trade waste arm, in a move that was expected to create jobs and generate extra income for the council.