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Now THAT's a Clean Cat!

September 13th, 2004, 09:08 AM
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Cat survives washing machine

A cat which fell asleep in a washing machine survived a 60-minute cycle at 40C.

Toreilles had sneaked into a neighbour's house looking for a warm spot, reports the Daily Mirror.

The 15-month-old tabby is now recovering at an animal hospital after escaping with minor injuries.

Owner Debbie Sainsbury, 44, said: "Apparently he just dropped out when the door opened.

"He couldn't walk but was purring and very much alive - now he's looking better every day.

"I think he definitely lost one his nine lives - he's a very lucky cat."

Vet Sheelagh Houlden said: "He was in considerably good shape considering what he had been through. He was fairly lucky to be alive."

September 13th, 2004, 10:51 AM
My aunt actually killed a cat that way... by accident of course.

She was transferring clothes from the washer to the dryer and the phone rang just as she finished moving the clothes... so she ran to get it, leaving the door open. When she can back she tossed in the bounce sheet, closed the door and turned it on - she didn't notice the cat. She didn't hear anything strange for about 10min... then she heard something and went to check it out... The cat died before they could get it to the vet. This was many years ago, so I don't remember exactly what the cat died of (broken neck likely).

Since then I always check in the dryer before I turn it on... you never know.

September 13th, 2004, 05:55 PM
How sad, MBRA!! that is one of my fears as my little girls love to hang around the washer and dryer.....I have to be very careful or one will climb in, they love warm places.