THIS adorable cat collapsed in the middle of the street during the Notting Hill Carnival and needed to be rescued - after 'partying too hard'.

The black feline was spotted by a police officer struggling to stay on her feet at the capital's largest annual event.

The concerned officer called the RSPCA for backup at the huge street party.

Reggae - named affectionately by the animal charity - was clearly in pain and struggling to use one of her legs.

RSPCA animal collection officer Jill Sanders said: "PC Curry was on duty on Bank Holiday Monday when he spotted the poor puss collapsed in Wornington Road, Kensington, and knew something was wrong.

"She was struggling to use one of her legs and was clearly in pain so he got in touch with us.

"Police officers allowed me to drive into the pedestrianised zone so I could collect the poorly puss and get her to safety.

"I’ve never been to Notting Hill Carnival before.

"A lot of the performers and dancers did not expect to see me there and were interested in what I was doing."

Reggae is now being treated by veterinary staff at RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital, who believe she may have cat flu and a broken leg.

She was not microchipped and was wearing no collar or ID tag so staff believe she could be a stray.

ACO Sanders added: "The Met do a fabulous job every year policing our streets and work incredibly hard to make the city safe during events like Notting Hill Carnival.

"We work with them very closely on animal welfare matters and they value the safety of our four-legged friends’ almost as much as our own.

"I’d like to say a big thank you to all of the officers who helped facilitate the rescue of Reggae - by letting me drive through road closures and directing me to her location - and PC Curry for helping her get the help she needed."