A Michigan woman is recovering at home after being hospitalized with a serious infection resulting from a cat fight that was caught on video.
The unidentified Melvin, Michigan woman told MyFox Detroit that she took in the stray cat after someone threatened to shoot it. She said she owns three other cats, and the stray cat was "sweet as pie" at first. But she said the cat eventually became aggressive and attempted to attack her mother's dog.
The woman is seen in a surveillance video shooing the cat away from her home by continuously kicking snow at it. The woman backed the cat against a pole, then the cat suddenly lunged at her head, sinking its teeth into her forehead and clawing her cheeks.
The woman told My FOX Detroit that she ended up in the hospital when the cat scratches developed into cellulitis, a sometimes fatal skin infection that caused her face to swell. The woman submitted a photo to MyFox Detroit that shows the injuries to her face.
Sanilac County officials picked up the cat and tested it for rabies, MyFOXPhilly.com reports. The tests came back negative. The cat was reportedly euthanized.
Thanks to loyal reader @girl_nicki0510 for the tip.