Curiosity has almost killed the cat after an 11-week-old kitten got into a washing machine on the day of the laundry.
Cleo miraculously survived a 15-minute wash cycle in a front loader at her owner's house in Yamanto, near Ipswich in southeastern Queensland.
"I think he now has seven lives, he has completely returned to normal, as if nothing had ever happened," owner Katie Gay told The Courier Mail.
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The veterinarian Dr. Andrew Hemming was able to return the kitten to the verge of death, to the relief of Mrs. Gay
Ms. Gay said that her mother had found cat feces scattered all over her freshly laundered clothes and at first she thought the cat had just done her laundry laundry before washing it.
However, when Mrs. Gay came to inspect the dirty sheets, she found her beloved kitten Cleo inside and barely alive, with her eyes open and her tongue hanging.
"She had no life and mom and dad thought she was dead, it took her a couple of hours to get there but she improved continuously all day long," Ms. Gay said.
When her partner Kerrin Farmer managed to locate a slight heartbeat, they took the cat to a local veterinarian and were lucky enough to find a nurse on duty before opening hours.
Veterinarian Dr. Andrew Hemming was able to return the kitten to the verge of death, to the relief of Mrs. Gay.
Miraculously, the kitten did not suffer serious injuries or broken bones during the test. She was released shortly after and has since recovered completely.
However, it is possible that Cleo has not learned the lesson, since since her return home, Ms. Gay has found her playing again in the dirty laundry.
"In fact, I caught her on Saturday in the dirty laundry basket," he said.
Ms. Gay said dawn On Wednesday the cat was still fine.
"It's wonderful, absolutely wonderful and very clean," he joked.
The Queensland kitten, Katie Gay's cat, Cleo (pictured) is lucky to be alive after being trapped in dirty clothes, as it was loaded into Mrs. Gay's washing machine.