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Cat Survives After Getting Stuck In Washing Machine For 12 Minute Cycle

Cat Survives After Getting Stuck In Washing Machine For 12 Minute Cycle

Accidentally turning your washing machine on, with your cat trapped inside, is literally every pet owner's worst nightmare.

It actually makes us shudder just thinking about it. But it's exactly what happened to Amanda Meredith, from Australia, whose kitty Oscar was trapped inside the washer for 12 minutes.

Miraculously, Oscar survived (Credit: Amanda Meredith)
Miraculously, Oscar survived (Credit: Amanda Meredith)

Amanda started hearing a strange noise shortly after her husband, Angelo, had put a load on to wash. On closer inspection, to her utter horror, Amanda realised that their Burmese kitty was trapped inside.

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Tragically, the couple were unable to free Oscar until the cycle had stopped.

Speaking to ABC News Amanda said: "The poor little cat had his hands on the glass as he was doing the rotations and he was looking at me.

"It was tragic. Waiting the two minutes [for the washing machine's door to release] was traumatic to say the least."

The couple had to wait for the cycle to finish (Credit: Pixabay)
The couple had to wait for the cycle to finish (Credit: Pixabay)
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Oscar was rushed to the vets, but it was touch and go whether he would survive, and the couple agonised for six hours waiting to find out if he would pull through.

Amanda's vet, Dr Capps said: "He's a very lucky but strong little fellow.

"This is not the first time this has happened. During the cooler weather it is the perfect place for feline friends to try and hide for a warm nap."

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Miraculously, Oscar has now recovered, but Amanda worries he is now suffering psychologically from the trauma of what happened.

"He sits there and watches it tumble-turn all the time," she said.

"Maybe he has PTSD or something - he has to sit at the door watching the wash cycle."

Poor little Oscar, we hope he's not too emotionally scarred from the ordeal. Note to all fur baby parents - always check the washing machine before you turn it on!

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We can't imagine what Amanda and Angelo must have been going through.

Featured Image Credit: Amanda Meredith

Topics: Life News, Pets, Cat, Animals

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]

 

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