Bobby the cat survices after being accidentally put in 60c washing machine cycle

Published Thursday, Jul 28 2016, 17:45 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
A pet cat has used up one of its nine lives after going for a spin in a washing machine when its owner accidentally put him on a 60c cycle.

Poor Bobby, a Bengal crossbreed, is thought to have climbed into the machine for a little snooze before his owner, Lisa Keefe, from the Meadows, Nottinghamshire, decided to give her whites a wash.

But she'd only just switched on the machine when she heard a loud thudding noise - and realised her beloved pet must be inside!

Recalling the incident, Lisa, 47, said: "Bobby has been known to climb into the washing machine so I always try to keep the door shut and keep him away when adding a new load, and check inside before turning it on."

Bobby the cat had a lucky escape after getting stuck in the wash when his owner from the Meadows, Nottinghamshire, put the machine on for a spin.

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Bobby the cat had a lucky escape!

"On this occasion I had actually taken him outside, but he must have snuck back inside when my back was turned and hidden under the duvet."

The nine-month-old cat was taken to Nottingham Pet Hospital on the verge of collapse and needed IV fluids to treat shock, but fortunately survived.

Bobby has now been nominated for a PDSA Pet Survivor award after the accident in June, with previous winners including Staffie Ziggy, of Hertfordshire, who was shot by a crossbow and cat Robbie, from Croydon, who suffered extensive burns following a fire.

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