An Oregon man was forced to barricade himself in his bedroom and call 911 after the family cat attacked his baby then turned on him.
“[The cat] trying to attack us — he’s very hostile. He’s at our door; he’s charging us,” Lee Palmer told the 911 dispatcher. “When I leave this room to let the police in, I’m going to have to fight this cat.”
The cat can be heard meowing throughout the call, according to the Oregonian.
Earlier in the evening, Palmer said the giant cat—a Himalayan—attacked his seven-month-old son, leaving him with scratches. Palmer chased the cat away, but that only made things worse.
“I kicked the cat in the rear, and it has gone over the edge,” he told the dispatcher.
The family then barricaded themselves inside a bedroom and tried to call animal services. When that didn’t work, they dialed 911. Portland police arrived not long after and trapped the cat with a snare. Everyone escaped unharmed.
In December, a Michigan woman was viciously attacked by a stray cat she took in. The video, first aired by My FOX Detroit, went viral on YouTube. The woman was hospitalized briefly with a severe skin infection from the cat bites.
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