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Owner Shares Snap Of Soaking Cat After It Takes A Spin In The Washing Machine

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Owner Shares Snap Of Soaking Cat After It Takes A Spin In The Washing Machine

A poor kitty was left absolutely soaked after it snuck into the washing machine before it was put on spin.

New York management student Janae Blackman was doing her laundry as normal when her cat crawled inside.

But after starting the wash cycle off, she heard a loud thudding coming from inside.

Confused, Janae went to check out the machine, and she was then horrified to hear a loud 'meow' come from inside.

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She ran and opened the door of the appliance immediately, and there sat her traumatised five-month-old kitty, named Optimus Jack, looking totally sodden.

The cat had snuck in the machine (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)
The cat had snuck in the machine (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)

After rescuing the kitty from the machine, Janae, 21, took pictures of the drenched cat looking wide eyed at the barrel, relieved to have been saved.

Janae penned a Facebook post warning other pet owners to check their washing machines and fridge doors and lids before closing them, and it has since been shared more than 5,500 times.

Janae said: "When I got Optimus Jack out of the machine I just cried with relief. Once I checked he was fine I did laugh a bit but it could have been so much worse.

"Fortunately he was fine but I felt absolutely horrible I had shut him in.

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The poor cat had been soaked (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)
The poor cat had been soaked (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)

"I'd thrown a laundry load in to wash and didn't even hear him near me so just closed the door and turned the machine on.

"Walking to the kitchen I heard a thudding coming from behind me and I couldn't work out why because there were only a couple of light floor mats behind me.

"Suddenly a piercing 'meow' came from the barrel and I looked back to see Optimus Jack in the machine. My heart dropped.

"I just want other cat owners to always check their washing machines or even fridges before closing the lids and doors.

Janae and Optimus Jack (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)
Janae and Optimus Jack (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)

"You never know where your pet can get into. I was lucky I heard my cat, but somebody else might not be as fortunate.

"He is always getting himself into trouble. His name is Optimus Jack because his curiosity reminds me of Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean."

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We're so happy Optimus Jack made it out unscathed! This is so important for pet owners to remember.

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News & Media

Topics: Pets, Cat, Life, Animals

Joanna Freedman
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