A cat from Minnesota, USA, survived an entire 35-minute cycle after climbing into his family’s washing machine for a nap. Fox News reports that Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff, owner of one-year-old Felix, switched on the washing machine and walked away after setting it to express wash.
When she returned after half an hour, she found her cat inside the washing machine. However, the cat managed to survive a full 35-minute cycle. Felix was then immediately rushed to the vet at Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota. "I've been in shock the last few days," Stefani said. "I mean, this is going to haunt me for the rest of my life."
The incident temporarily took away the cat’s vision and he got pneumonia because of the water that went into his lungs. "When my mom found him, he was soaking wet and barely breathing, confused and unable to see, with bruises all over his body," wrote Stefani's daughter, Asha Carroll McCullough, on the GoFundMe page she set up to help with Felix's medical bills.
"He is experiencing blindness, which could be temporary or permanent; only time will tell," she wrote. The GoFundMe page has managed to raise over $9,000 for Felix's treatment.