It’s a miracle! Kitten survives 30 minute spin in washing machine

Kitty the miracle kitten who survived a spin in the washing machine. Photo: Taverham Vets

Kitty the miracle kitten who survived a spin in the washing machine. Photo: Taverham Vets - Credit: Taverham Vets

Black cats are traditionally considered unlucky, but one little kitten from Norwich has challenged the stereotype after defying all medical odds to survive a horrific ordeal.

Kitty the cat used one of her nine lives after sneaking into a washing machine unbeknownst to her owner and taking a spin amongst the laundry on a 30 minute cycle.

The skilled team at Taverham Vets on Fir Covert Road, treated the feline when she was brought in out-of-hours.

Kitty was hypothermic and in shock and had to be given intravenous fluids, oxygen supplementation and various medications.

A spokesperson for Taverham Vets said: 'Intensive care and treatment was provided for several days. The Veterinary Poisons Information Service were contacted and advised that most cats do not survive these situations as ingestion of detergent often has fatal consequences.


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'We prepared Kitty's owners for the worst, but thankfully due to their quick action and the prompt treatment she received, Kitty has made a full recovery and is now back to making mischief at home. This kitten is basically a miracle!'

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