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Kitten's washing machine ordeal
Milo the kitten
Milo regained his appetite after about three days
An eight-week-old kitten has survived a 10-minute spin in a washing machine.

Milo's owner Ginny Troth, 52, from Redditch, Worcestershire, started the appliance without realising her inquisitive pet was inside.

The tabby, who was rushed to the vet with hypothermia and water on his lungs, appears to have made a full recovery after his ordeal last week.

Mrs Troth said: "We're just paranoid now. I won't switch on the washing machine until I know where he is."

Dishwasher attempt

Mrs Troth, the manager of a children's clothes store, said she was horrified when she realised what had happened.

"My daughter and I were both hysterical. We wrapped him in a towel and took him to the vet. I thought they might have to put him down."

Vets at the McGettigan and McGettigan practice in Redditch feared he might not survive, but after about three days he had regained his appetite and was getting back to his playful self.

Mrs Troth said Milo does not seem too troubled by his experience.

"We've even found him trying to get in the dishwasher," she added.


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