LET MIAOWT! Kitten gets in a spin after surviving hour-long cycle in a washing machine
[Mail, 28 July]
They say curiosity killed the cat.
But eight-week-old kitten Princess is the exception, after the fluffy feline survived an hour-long cycle in a washing machine after she climbed inside.
Adorable Princess has definitely used up one of her nine lives after her ordeal, which began when she started exploring her owner Susan Gordon's new home.
Susan, 49, didn't see her sneak in - and slammed the door and set the machine on a full wash cycle. She even gave it an extra spin.
When she removed the clothes she was horrified when she spotted the little kitten emerging from the machine soaking wet and clinging onto a pair of jeans.
The distraught animal lover rushed Princess to the Vets Now emergency clinic in Kingswells, Aberdeen, for emergency treatment. Princess had suffered a nose bleed and sore eyes during her wash and spin but recovered just two days later.
'She is so quick and just crept in when I wasn't looking,' Mrs Gordon, from Aberdeen, said.
'I was upset at the time but I am just really pleased she has made a full recovery.'
Senior veterinary surgeon Judy Drysdale, of Vets Now, said: 'Princess arrived very shaken up and shivering with a nose bleed and sore eyes. She was admitted to hospital for emergency care which included oxygen, IV fluids, diuretics to remove the water from her lungs, lubrication for soap damaged eyes and pain relief.'
Princess was also placed on heat pads to bring her temperature back up to normal levels.
Two days later, Princess was purring again and had regained her appetite.
Vet Arlene Ortley of Vets Now added: 'Princess was very lucky to have survived her ordeal with no serious injuries. Thankfully she is safe and well, however I think she has certainly used up one of her nine lives.'
PRINCESS AFTER HER ADVENTURE