| GEO Amazing and Insteresting|
| Kitten survives washing machine spin|
| Updated at: 1535 PST, Sunday, May 30, 2010|
SYDNEY: A kitten in Australia has survived a 30 minute wash and spin cycle after sneaking into the machine without its owner realising.
Lindsay Rogers said that 4-month-old Persian Kimba had snuggled into the dirty clothes in the machine while his back was turned.
Rogers said: "I put the clothes in, put the powder and the fabric softener in, put it on a cold wash - which was very lucky - and put it on for a 30-minute cycle.
"When I opened the door, it just went ‘meow’ and stuck its head out. I couldn’t believe it - the spin cycle at the end goes really fast and I couldn’t believe it survived.”
He added that Kimba recovered and was "purring like a little motor" following emergency medical treatment at Allambie Vet, including the use of an intravenous drip.
After the news broke, Rogers said: "It's stirred up a bit of a hornet's nest. I had Channel 9 asking if they could come over, and I said, 'Sure, but Channel 7 has already been here'."