Kitten survives hour-long spin in washing machine

Adam Parris-Long

An eight-week-old cat managed to survive an hour-long washing machine cycle after sneaking in with a load of clothes.

Princess the kitten crept into the machine while owner Susan Gordon had her back turned and had to endure the full cycle, using up one of its nine lives in the process. Much to her horror, Susan, 49, noticed the bedraggled feline as she was unloading the machine.

Princess was quickly rushed to a veterinary surgery in Kingswells, Aberdeen, suffering from a nose bleed and sore eyes. The resilient kitten made a full recovery two days later however, after receiving emergency care which included oxygen, IV fluids and diuretics to remove the water from her lungs.

Owner Susan said she was very pleased with the kitten’s recovery and will no doubt be thankful for a purr-fect end to an awful incident.