A lucky black cat escaped unharmed after being thrown out of a car in a cardboard box.
Three-year-old Letty was taken to Cherwell Cats Protection following her lucky escape.
A couple walking on the outskirts of Bicester in August saw a car stop in front of them and a cardboard box was thrown from the car, which then immediately drove off.
On investigating the box, which was securely taped up, they found a little cat inside.
There was no way out of the box and, if she had not been found, Letty would not have survived.
The couple immediately took her to a vet, who checked she was unharmed and then contacted Cherwell Cats Protection, who have named her Letty.
They say she is very affectionate and they would love to find her a loving home in time for Christmas.
Cherwell Cats Protection covers Banbury, Brackley and Bicester and staffed entirely by volunteers.
Co-ordinator Pat Murdoch said: “May we all at Cherwell Cats Protection say a big thank you to all our supporters for your kindness and wish you all a very merry Christmas and a warm, healthy new year.
“Your support has enabled us to rehome over 120 cats and kittens in 2014. Thank you.”
It is determined to rehome as many unwanted and abandoned cats as possible, inform people on cat welfare issues and operates a neutering programme.
Visit www.cats.org.uk/cherwell or call Pat on 07716 596212.