A cat has survived a 30-minute washing machine cycle after being given mouth to mouth resuscitation by his distraught owner.
Tiggy, a nine-month-old domestic shorthair, was discovered in the appliance’s drum at his home in Bilston, West Midlands, by Rae Sutton, 72. “He was dead when I pulled him out,” she said. “I was hysterical, I ran outside screaming before sitting down on the sofa with him in my arms.
“Then I saw his mouth drop open and I began to give him mouth-to-mouth, gently, while massaging his stomach. It went on for around 20 minutes. Then, all of a sudden, his stomach started going up and down. I went mad and called up John, my husband, and we went to the vets.”