Skip to comments.Family calls 911 after crazed cat attacks baby, holds owners hostage
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 couples 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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Where is Stephen King when you need him?
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.
One word: shotgun.
When did America become a land of pu$$ies?
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.
Was it Julie Newmar?
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.
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.
This should make for a great ‘B’ horror movie!
Not a place kicker among them, eh?
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.
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.
“the family and their dog hid in a bedroom”
THE DOG TOO???
Daylight Savings Time to-do list:
change the clocks,
swap the smoke detector batteries,
watch the cat scene from Re-Animator...
Man.. thought you were talking about my cheating ex-wife for a bit there .. o.O
Must have been one of those “nighdogs”.
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.)
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.
The cat's full name is Lux Lethor
Geez..... There was even a "man" in the house too, AND a DOG!?!?! WTF......
A shotgun in your living room?
You’d have a pissed off wife to deal with after that.
Cowards. Grab the little bastard and slam him against the wall. You’ll get scratched. It happens. Bunch of fags.
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 ...
Kick the thing, then kick it out. Is it really that damn hard?
Actually, a .22 would have been best in that situation.
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.
A 22 lb cat? Would his name happen to be ‘Bob’?
One word: shotgun.
And done. Only took four posts. Not bad.
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.
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.
A lot of dogs are contemptible cowards, avoiding anything close to a fair fight.
Cats are evil.
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.
Sounds like a prime candidate for “My Cat From Hell”.
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.
Indeed. They should get Jackson Galaxy on the phone.
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.
Good to know.
Pack instinct. No pack, no balls.
Sounds like a democrat demoncat.
My Maine Coon weighs 23#. The only time he gets upset is when I get him out of my place on the couch.
Cats are DIFFERENT. Not evil. Dogs are slavish and sycophantic (and I love ‘em for it!) and cats are more equal cohabitors.
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.
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.
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