Several people questioned whether it was real. Having had an attack cat of my own once (I stick to dogs these days), I find this story scary as well as hilarious. I know people say the cat owns you but this is going too far.
Portland police had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby.
The baby was not injured in the Sunday incident.
The man, woman, baby and dog hid in a bedroom while the police say they heard the cat screeching over the phone. They captured the cat with a snare. The owners said he had a history of violence. We once reported on a dog that supposedly snapped as well. Are some animals just not right in the brain? Brains can go haywire. This is not far fetched.
Regardless, they still retain the cat which I say is a very bad idea since you should not have a pet that is the threat to you. Does it perceive the baby as a threat to it’s well being? Which is more important, the baby or the cat? It’s not a person – time for it to go.
Tip: Cherry Teresa
UPDATE (20-Mar-2014) The cat will appear on “My cat from hell”. Cat whisperer heading to Oregon after attack.
Cats don’t become ferocious felines that turn on their families for no reason, says the cat behavior expert, who is heading to Portland soon to work with the 4-year-old part-Himalayan pet named Lux. Galaxy will film the visit for his show’s fifth season, which kicks off April 26.
“Every parental site on the Internet blames the cat for this confrontation. Every pet site blames the family,” he said, adding that something is wrong if the cat is acting out. “We need to step away from the hysteria. There is a story behind all this. Don’t assume anything.”
He made a good point by saying there could be something physically wrong with the cat such as an absessed tooth or hormone problem. But the family can adjust as can the cat. I’d actually watch this. I’m curious what could be the issue. But it does mean they are keeping the cat.