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Kitten has a lucky escape after crawling into washing machine for a nap

Poppy had a very lucky escape cat-wow
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A curious kitten named Poppy escaped a life-threatening spin after crawling into a washing machine for a nap.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 12/04/2019, 17:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:50

Kim Burr, Poppy’s owner, started to worry after Poppy went missing. She searched the house from top to bottom,  but there was no sign of the kitten. She then realised Poppy was in the front loader washing machine! Thankfully, the Burr family managed to stop the wash before the spin cycle started.

Where's Poppy?

Speaking to ABC news, Kim Burr said, “I didn’t see the kitten anywhere [but] she must’ve been somewhere close by and jumped in as I moved the baskets and put another load of washing in.”

She continued:

“I think she must’ve gotten in between me moving the washing basket out and getting the second load in.”

The family rushed poppy to the vets, who were amazed by the toughness of such a little kitty. Poppy was cold and disorientated, a bit bruised and bloodied, but suffered no broken bones or serious injuries.

A tough little kitty

The lucky kitten stayed in the hospital for two days, where she received plenty of fluids and loads of care and affection. She's now back home with her family, and we’re guessing that she won't be going near the washing machine for quite some time! The Animal Medical Centre posted the following on its Facebook page:

“We hope Poppy learnt her lesson and now realizes the washing machine certainly isn’t a cosy place to sleep!"

Poppy's cat mum said the kitten is showing no signs of any physical or emotional damage. In fact, it's like the whole thing never even happened. She said,

“[Poppy's] fully recovered back to her old ways of running and jumping off couches. You wouldn’t know what she went through.”


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