This is madness. It makes me mad. This woman apparently took in this stray cat, a tabby and white. She called him “Buddy”. She decided that Buddy wanted to attack her dog so she kicked snow at the cat – you can see it the video. This provoked and wound up Buddy who, unsurprisingly, counter attacked. He attacked her; he retaliated, which is to be expected. Whose fault was it?
And frankly, I am massively impressed by Buddy’s attack. Awesome and courageous. Sadly, his courage cost him his life. Someone thought he might have rabies! Who the hell decided that? Animal control people who are described as “Sanilac County officials”. Anyone with a grain of common sense could tell that the cat attack was due to provocation and not unprovoked.
Anyway, to test for rabies in you have to kill the cat first. Buddy was killed. Over and out – end of story. An example of combined human madness. Humans created the problem that lead to Buddy being killed by humans.
The woman says she likes cats and wants to save another. She said she had saved Buddy from someone who wanted to have him put to sleep. She didn’t do a very good job did she?
People are divided over this story. For my part, as stated, this is human folly and idiocy. The cat should have been left alone. The woman got what she deserved. For others, it was right to euthanize the cat. The video description on YouTube is: Viewer Video: Cat attacks woman in the snow. That implies the cat is a bad animal. In my opinion, that is totally misconstruing the situation and is unfair to the cat and cats generally. The video should be described as “Viewer Video: Cat defends himself from human abuse“. Or something like that.
My thanks to Riverside Robyn for showing me this video. It made me mad…