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Family calls 911 after crazed cat attacks baby, holds owners hostage
WPXI ^ | March 11, 2014

Posted on 03/11/2014 5:03:14 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

PORTLAND, Ore. — A crazed cat is behind bars after it attacked a baby and held an Oregon family hostage in a bedroom, forcing them to call 911.

According to KPTV, the ferocious feline — a 22-pound Himalayan named Lux — “went over the edge” Sunday evening after it was punished for scratching a couple’s 7-month-old baby. The baby was not injured.

When the peeved pet began charging at its owners, the family and their dog hid in a bedroom, where they called 911.

"He's got kind of a history of violence," the caller said, adding that the cat continued to charge whenever they tried to open the door.

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1 posted on 03/11/2014 5:03:15 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Where is Stephen King when you need him?


2 posted on 03/11/2014 5:05:24 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Seriously? Trapped by an angry 22lb feline?

Good thing this generation of softies won’t ever have to blaze trails westward and tame the wilderness - they’d never make it.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 5:06:48 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

One word: shotgun.

When did America become a land of pu$$ies?


4 posted on 03/11/2014 5:07:04 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The cat went feral right inside the house. Some are just predisposed to not accept domestication, no matter how well fed they may be.

Sometimes euthanization is the only option. Bad behavior in cats is not an easy condition to bring under control, if it is at all possible.

The cat could have something as drastic as a tumor or another serious nervous system disorder.


5 posted on 03/11/2014 5:09:26 AM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Was it Julie Newmar?


6 posted on 03/11/2014 5:13:12 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Just to qualify this, we have 3 cats, so it’s not like we hate cats, but if this sort of thing happened in our household, the cat would be gone! You can’t allow a family pet to attack you or your kids and keep it around.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 5:14:55 AM PDT by rochester_veteran (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Jaysus. You don’t even need a gun to protect yourself from a cat. A piece of wood is all it takes to learn the bast’d some respect.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 5:16:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This should make for a great ‘B’ horror movie!


9 posted on 03/11/2014 5:21:11 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Not a place kicker among them, eh?


10 posted on 03/11/2014 5:23:08 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Himalayans aren’t a wild breed, IIRC.
Not like a “savana cat” or something.

Weird. We have a very gentle Maine Coon. Might be approaching 20#, but I’d have no hesitation in shooting him if he did something like that.


11 posted on 03/11/2014 5:25:09 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

Truth is, the kid probably smacked the cat, the Dad admits he whacked the cat. Cat gets pissed and wimps hide behind door and call 911.

Apparently the doofus couple have not decided if they are going to keep kitty yet. Yeh, really?

Little kids can often be mean to animals, well, because they seem to think they are like toys. People should not have pets with little ones in the house unless they train the kid and the pet.


12 posted on 03/11/2014 5:25:16 AM PDT by dforest
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“the family and their dog hid in a bedroom”

THE DOG TOO???


13 posted on 03/11/2014 5:25:55 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Daylight Savings Time to-do list:

change the clocks,
swap the smoke detector batteries,
watch the cat scene from Re-Animator...


14 posted on 03/11/2014 5:27:13 AM PDT by LadyBuck (Strangeways, here we come....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Solution:


15 posted on 03/11/2014 5:29:28 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: alloysteel

Man.. thought you were talking about my cheating ex-wife for a bit there .. o.O


16 posted on 03/11/2014 5:29:49 AM PDT by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Must have been one of those “nighdogs”.


17 posted on 03/11/2014 5:31:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I can’t wait for the headlines about the baby when he/she weighs in at 23 lbs. How far can you punt a 22 lb cat? (Damn, now I’m in deep trouble with PETA.)


18 posted on 03/11/2014 5:32:08 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
"Good thing this generation of softies won’t ever have to blaze trails westward and tame the wilderness - they’d never make it."

They wouldn't have even made it out of Virgina into Tennessee/Kentucky, or anywhere else West of the Appalachians. They would have feared for too much danger for themselves and it could have been harmful to the environment, or they would have been afraid of offending/upsetting the Native people. Even if they had, Daniel Boone would have only made it to Tennessee, sold it to China, and retired.

19 posted on 03/11/2014 5:32:22 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
a 22-pound Himalayan named Lux

The cat's full name is Lux Lethor

20 posted on 03/11/2014 5:33:43 AM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: All
"the kid probably smacked the cat, the Dad admits he whacked the cat"

Geez..... There was even a "man" in the house too, AND a DOG!?!?! WTF......

21 posted on 03/11/2014 5:35:51 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: clee1

A shotgun in your living room?

You’d have a pissed off wife to deal with after that.


22 posted on 03/11/2014 5:36:08 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Cowards. Grab the little bastard and slam him against the wall. You’ll get scratched. It happens. Bunch of fags.


23 posted on 03/11/2014 5:37:02 AM PDT by albie
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Growing up I routinely saw my 90lb Lab mix make the mistake of backing cats up against walls and into corners. Funny as all heck to see the looks on her face realizing that her ego’d written a check the car was perfectly willing to cash ...


24 posted on 03/11/2014 5:38:26 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Kick the thing, then kick it out. Is it really that damn hard?


25 posted on 03/11/2014 5:40:22 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Portlandia just keeps on writing itself, eh?


26 posted on 03/11/2014 5:43:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: clee1

Actually, a .22 would have been best in that situation.


27 posted on 03/11/2014 5:50:06 AM PDT by gr8eman (But thermodynamics is just a social construct, created by the ruling white power structure)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Cats have been known to do this - just flip out - and they can be extremely vicious when they attack. I had a friend whose cat suddenly leaped onto her back from a bannister when she was going upstairs. The cat clawed her so severely on the upper arm and shoulder that she needed many stitches, was left with serious scars - and then on top of that, got “cat scratch fever” (a type of blood poisoning from their dirty little claws) that had her in the ICU for nearly a week. The cat had occasionally been a little weird, but never to this extent, and the attack was completely unprovoked.

Another friend who was an EMT was called to a “cat attack” and laughed all the way to the address - when she saw a mother and daughter being hustled out of the house, covered in blood, by police who had responded to shoot the cat. In this case, the mother said that the cat was always “bad tempered,” and when it tried to bite her leg, she pushed it away and it went ballistic, leaping at them and literally chasing them around the apartment. When she paused to grab her daughter, the cat leaped on her, ripping up her face and upper body.


28 posted on 03/11/2014 5:53:05 AM PDT by livius
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

A 22 lb cat? Would his name happen to be ‘Bob’?


29 posted on 03/11/2014 6:00:04 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: clee1
Good morning.

One word: shotgun.

And done. Only took four posts. Not bad.

5.56mm

30 posted on 03/11/2014 6:03:04 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
“the family and their dog hid in a bedroom”

THE DOG TOO???

It could be a small dog, but even if not, NEVER underestimate the damage an angry, big cat can do to a dog. When we were young, a friend's family owned a really big, and rather nasty cat, who put up with those who fed him, but was pretty mean. And he TERRORIZED every dog in the neighborhood. He had to be put down after attacking a neighborhood child, requiring many stitches. But this cat nearly killed a German Shepard, requiring over 60 stitches.

Mark

31 posted on 03/11/2014 6:20:54 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
9-11!? Yeah. Can you like, uh, come save me from my mean cat?


32 posted on 03/11/2014 6:33:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dforest
Dad admits he whacked the cat.

Cat haters often mistreat cats which produces mean cats which confirm to the cat hater's warped opinion of cats. Mean unhappy people with mental issues will produce mean unhappy cats with mental issues.

33 posted on 03/11/2014 6:40:49 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: MarkL

A lot of dogs are contemptible cowards, avoiding anything close to a fair fight.


34 posted on 03/11/2014 6:43:24 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Cats are evil.


35 posted on 03/11/2014 6:44:30 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Our 2 year old bassset at 60 pounds is afraid of a 6 pound cat. One hiss and he’s a whimpering fool hiding in the corner. The cat thinks its funny and now has a huge ego.


36 posted on 03/11/2014 6:45:21 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sounds like a prime candidate for “My Cat From Hell”.


37 posted on 03/11/2014 6:48:55 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: MarkL

Must have been some wimpy German Shepherd. Any large dog should be able to put down any domestic cat, even a Maine cooncat in short order. I had one crazy neighbor who kept two full grown Bobcats out of the South Carolina swamps as pets and he did not take a chance on letting them get into fights with dogs. As he put it, a cat’s bones are much finer and easier to break than a dog’s bones, any cat that has been crunched in the jaws of a sizable dog is not likely to live long. I have had my own hand and forearm raked and bitten by a black shorthaired tomcat that weighed at least 15 pounds and had only minor scratches, nothing to frighten me.


38 posted on 03/11/2014 6:57:07 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: JimRed
Sounds like a prime candidate for “My Cat From Hell”.

Indeed. They should get Jackson Galaxy on the phone.

39 posted on 03/11/2014 7:03:23 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: Constitution Day
Cats areevil.

Of all the cats I've known almost all have been good-natured, probably a better percentage than the dogs I have known. The only mean cat I've known was unfortunate as a kitten to meet up with a maladjusted punk who succeeded in producing a cat as unlikable as himself.

40 posted on 03/11/2014 7:06:42 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Good to know.


41 posted on 03/11/2014 7:07:40 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
A lot of dogs are contemptible cowards, avoiding anything close to a fair fight.

Pack instinct. No pack, no balls.

42 posted on 03/11/2014 7:10:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sounds like a democrat demoncat.


43 posted on 03/11/2014 7:10:41 AM PDT by TEARUNNER14 (The GOP has been neutered, democrats spayed, so who is left to be politicians.)
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To: MrB

My Maine Coon weighs 23#. The only time he gets upset is when I get him out of my place on the couch.


44 posted on 03/11/2014 7:11:01 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: palmer

Brilliant!


45 posted on 03/11/2014 7:11:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: RipSawyer
The best dogs I've known were German Shepherds, loyal, good with kids and ready to defend their own. But in my experience, they seem to lack a viciousness toward smaller animals. That in my mind is a plus.
46 posted on 03/11/2014 7:12:47 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Constitution Day

Cats are DIFFERENT. Not evil. Dogs are slavish and sycophantic (and I love ‘em for it!) and cats are more equal cohabitors.


47 posted on 03/11/2014 7:12:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
the family and their dog hid in a bedroom

LMAO!

48 posted on 03/11/2014 7:15:46 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Rusty0604

I honestly haven’t weighed the big ol’ fur ball, but he’s HUGE. Sweetest cat I’ve ever had, too. We adopted him - some jackball named him “Binky”. He doesn’t seem to mind.


49 posted on 03/11/2014 7:19:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
The family is still deciding whether to keep Lux, who has been acting “normal” since the incident.

Not completely true. Cats come in a variety of temperaments and it's usually how they were handled during their first few weeks as a kitten that will leave a lasting impact on it's behavior. Also, cats need to have their own space. Sometimes the lay out of the home can affect a cat's behavior.

Personally, I never trust any animal around children.

50 posted on 03/11/2014 7:28:06 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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