A female cat who adopted her owner sixteen years ago, which means she is elderly, attacked a bunch of seven pit bull dogs who were walking past the home where she lives. The home is in Victoria, Canada.
It is believed she was instinctively protecting her human companion, Del Thompson. Her name is “Baby”. At the time Del was doing some gardening. I should think that he was in the front garden (yard). Baby must have felt (perhaps sensibly) that Del was in danger. She, herself, had no regard for her own safety.
The dogs were in the care of a dog walker at the time. They weren’t doing anything to give the impression that they posed a threat except by their presence.
Baby attacked all seven dogs. She swiped at them with her front claws. She latched onto one of the dog’s faces. I believe that this dog, owned by Javiera Rodriguez and called Bandida, needed veterinary treatment.
The dog walker intervened to separate cat and dogs and was scratched and bitten. He spent the whole night in hospital.
Mr Rodriguez was reimbursed by Del Thompson to cover the vet’s bill. Mr Thompson said:
“….she is very protective of me. She’s a watchdog and doesn’t know it.”
Comment: Amazing and fearless. Mother cats are fearless in protecting family. As mentioned she had no regard for her own well being. The dogs seem to have not retaliated. Cats can inflict a lot of damage with their claws when in full attack mode. They can be scarily efficient in hurting their victim. There is nothing in a comprehensive book I have on mother cats defending young when raising her offspring or defending the family unit. We do know it happens and there are videos on YouTube on this.
Source: Yahoo News