Cat makes miraculous recovery after surviving 30-minute washing machine cycle

Tiggy survived a brush with death after a cycle in the washing machine (Caters)
Tiggy survived a brush with death after a cycle in the washing machine (Caters)

A cat has miraculously survived a 30-minute cycle in a washing machine after he was given the kiss of life by his shocked owner.

Nine-month-old Tiggy was motionless and not breathing when he was desperately pulled from the washing machine drum by devastated owner Rae Sutton at her home in Bilston, West Midlands.

But after Mrs Sutton, 72, gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Tiggy, the cat began breathing again and was rushed to the nearest veterinary practice.

Tiggy later awoke from a coma after being given an oxygen mask, and returned home just three hours after his initial ordeal.

‘He’s grounded from now on, I’m not letting him out of my sight again’, Mrs Sutton said.

‘I thought I’d lost him, he was dead when I pulled him out, I was hysterical, I ran outside screaming before sitting down on the sofa with him in my arms.

‘Then I saw his mouth drop open and I began to give him mouth-to-mouth, gently, while massaging his stomach. It went on for around 20 minutes. Then, all of a sudden, his stomach started going up an down. I went mad and called up John my husband and we went to the vets.

‘They put an oxygen mask over him and we were told to come back in two hours – we did and they said we could take him home, it is unbelievable.’

Tiggy is now recovering at home after recovering from head injuries, bruising, and swelling.

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