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World First: customer sues cat cafe owner over bite! — 8 Comments

  1. Even in play, a cat may scratch or bite. My advice is to not go somewhere where cats are in abundance unless you know cats very well.

    As stated in many other articles, cat bites and scratches aren’t lethal unless their is a rabies risk.

    Wimps in this world will run to a clinic. PLEASE!!! Wash it off with soap, apply antibiotic ointment, and get on with your day. Ofcourse, some can be very nasty, but that’s why we have immune systems. The swelling and inflammation will go away whether we see a doc or not.

    Trust that I know. I’ve been bitten and ripped apart by the best, even a baby bobcat, and have never sought treatment.

  2. The sign is a great idea providing the customers actually read it. Too many signs are ignored with similar results. Altering the sign like Sandra suggests could be disastrous for the cats. An inexperienced hand can cause harm.

    Plus, the sad reality is that even with a sign, the cafe owners are probably going to be considered in the wrong. The results will be a horrendous fine/settlement and execution for Morpheus for being a savage beast.

  3. Add to this the likelihood the cat was declawed – this increases the tendency to use the teeth and removes an early warning of play getting too serious (once the claws start to grasp, I keep my hand still). If you’re not prepared for the possibility of bites, don’t pet the cats. I hope Morpheus doesn’t end up paying with his life, something that’s a very real possibility in a situation like this.

  4. I think that in addition to the sign “Pet at your own risk” there should be a large sign that indicates what to do if a cat does grab someone’s hand. Simple instructions, and maybe even have people sign something with these instructions, indicated they’ve read them.

    Suggested Sign: WARNING-Cats may bite or scratch
    DO NOT PULL AWAY! STOP MOVING! or
    GRAB SCRUFF to STOP behavior!

    I too hope that this case doesn’t get a cat hating judge. I wonder about this woman who chose to go to a cat cafe, and how much experience she actually had with cats. Can anyone have a cat without getting scratched or bit in play? It’s part of the “risk” that cat lovers willingly take.

    So many people aren’t able to take responsibility for their own actions, and look to “blame” someone, anyone, while finding a way to make some money through litigation. Unfortunately our system encourages this.

  5. Hate to say it, but I’m not surprised the first person to sue a cat cafe happens to be an American. It may be an undeserved stereotype, but Americans do seem especially litigious. Money is clearly the goal in this case, hence the inflated amount of compensation now being claimed. Lets hope that whomever presides over the case in court is not a cat hater.

    I’m assuming that the cafe has some kind of public liability inusrance to cover these kind of claims, so I hope it won’t put them out of business.

  6. I can’t believe this.I regularly visit a cat cafe to spend time with the cats and take my 6 year old niece who also enjoys playing with the cats.I often think if one of the cats bit one of us what would happen but one thing I know is I would NEVER expect the cat cafe to pay for any medical bills. The cat cafe I attend rescues unwanted cats and cats waiting to be euthanized so the last thing they should have to worry about is forking money out to people who should know that animals do bite and scratch and accidents do happen.if people aren’t prepared to fix the problem themselves especially when there is a sign up saying so well stay away and let people visit who are prepared to do the right thing.this will end up being another fantastic idea to help animals that will stop because of people who are greedy and don’t have any compassion.MONEY TALKS.

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