Cat survives washing machine spin

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A CAT was given a clean bill of health yesterday after being put accidentally through a 90-minute washing machine cycle.

Priskin, an 18-month-old white cat, survived a rigorous wash, rinse and 1,200-rev spin programme virtually unscathed.

His owner, Carol Bishop, 31, was distraught when she went to unload her newly-washed whites and, at the back of the machine, found the family pet.

Priskin, dazzling white with just a smudge of black, came out shaky and bedraggled, but clean as a whisker.

Mrs Bishop, of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, said: 'He looked a bit shivery and smelled of Comfort, but the vets said he was fine.

'How he didn't drown we just can't understand.'