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Unusual discovery under dishwasher leads to dramatic rescue

The cat was unharmed during the rescue cat-wow
© Kantonspolizei Thurgau - Facebook

A distressed cat owner called the police after a kitty's lastest adventure led it into a very tight spot. Luckily, the tiny kitty got out safe and sound - but will be sticking to his cat tree from now on!

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 26/07/2019, 16:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:44

Cats love to explore, and while their natural curiosity often leads to some amusing escapades, it can sometimes get them into a little bit of trouble.

Curiosity got this cat into trouble

And that was definitely the case for this kitten in Thurgau, Switzerland. The feline's lastest adventure came to an abrupt end after it found itself trapped underneath the dishwater.

It's helpless owner heard the kitty cries coming from the kitchen, but couldn't pinpoint their exact location.

After a thorough search, they finally noticed a furry little paw poking out from the bottom of the washer.  The cat was clearly stuck and the owner was reluctant to carry out a DIY rescue in case it caused any serious injury.

With no other option, they called the local police, who arrived on the scene shortly after.

After a brief assessment of the situation, officers dismantled the washer and lifted the cat to safety. The little furball was a bit shook up from the ordeal, but was otherwise unharmed.

The relieved owner couldn't thank the officers enough, who posted the story on the Thurgau Police Facebook page. The post read:

"Two cops went to work with tools and a lot of motivation and were successful. After about half an hour, the dishwasher was broken apart and saved the animal."

"What a happy ending! Everyone involved won't forget this extraordinary rescue so quickly."

Well done to the rescuers

The story received plenty of attention from social media followers, including several messages of congratulations and appreciation from the cat-loving public.

As for the curious kitty, we're sure it won't let this recent misadventure dampen its inquisitive spirit.

However, it's fair to say that this little guy won't be going anywhere near that dishwasher for a very long time!