(Mayfield, Scotland) — A Scottish woman will most likely sort her laundry a little more carefully after she accidentally tossed her cat in the washing machine. Emma Lothian tells “The Scotsman” Tinker, her family’s ten-week-old tortoiseshell, was apparently sleeping in the laundry basket with a pile of dirty clothes, and wound up going through the hot-water wash cycle before she was discovered. Lothian says she first noticed something was wrong when Tinker wasn’t running around her legs as she did her usual chores, and eventually heard a noise coming from the washing machine. Lothian saw Tinker stuck on top of the clothes and pried open the door to get her out. She immediately wrapped the cat in a towel and brought her to the vet, and says it didn’t look like Tinker would make it. Vet John Buxton — who says he’s never seen a case like this — put the cat in a heated oxygen chamber, and she eventually made a full recovery.
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