Another cat has attacked it’s owner, this time in the Roseville, California area. This time the owner’s decided to remain anonymous. Here’s a video describing what happened.
Three family members had to be rescued after the family of a year-and-a-half old housecat named Khat called the police department, saying the normally docile kitty had attacked three members of the family. Since the Roseville police don’t handle animal calls, the distress call was transferred to animal control, who was closed. The call ended up with the Roseville Fire Department, who set out to rescue these latest victims of a cat attack.
The damage done was enough to send three people to the emergency room. The owner’s sister suffered deep scratches to her face. The owner’s mother was scratched on her arms and legs and the owner’s 10-year-old brother had to be treated for deep leg wounds.
This latest incident is one more encounter that leaves cat lovers shaking their heads. There are several questions I’d personally have to ask, as have many who commented on the original story from News10. The first is whether the cat was injured or ill, and someone in the family just touched it the wrong way and the cat defended itself. Another question that comes to mind is whether these attacks have been occurring all along, but with the invention of social media these cases simply make good press and are jumped on by reporters. Michael (PoC) once told me any press is good press.
Perhaps that logic also applies to the cat vs. caregiver scenario. I hope people who have cats can learn from incidents like this. That cats should be treated with respect and dignity-or else! No word has come yet as to what plans have been made for Khat’s future. I don’t believe in surrendering a cat to the shelter on these grounds. I’ve had several scratches over the years, but that’s to be expected when you live with a cat. Or, as in my case, several cats.
This latest cat attack caught my attention because it happened this week, and by coincidence, we had a house full of insane cats the past few nights. I’m not sure, but I blame it on the moon. We had a blood moon a few nights back, and the moon is close to being full. I don’t believe it’s a myth as to how people – and pets – go a bit strange depending on the phase of the moon. Last night I had to cover my head on several occasions because the cats were, for lack of a better word, stampeding.
What do the readers at PoC think? Do you believe social media is highlighting more of these incidents, or do you believe the number of cat attacks are really increasing. Did any of you have INSANE cats earlier this week? Please leave a comment.