Felix the cat somehow climbed into a laundry washing machine while Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff, Felix’s owner, was grabbing more clothes for a load of laundry and then shut the door and started the cycle not knowing her cat was inside.
When the 35 minute cycle ended, the woman opened the door and saw a white paw…
She immediately brought Felix to the Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota for treatment.
“I’ve been in shock the last few days,” Carroll-Kirchoff told CNN. “I mean, this is going to haunt me for the rest of my life.”
Felix lost his sight temporarily and suffered pneumonia but is steadily getting better. He has regained his sight and is still on oxygen.
Carroll-Kirchoff’s daughter started a GoFundMe campaign for Felix to help pay for his medical bills, which are already up to $7,000.