Cat Owner to 911: ‘He’s Trying to Attack Us’

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Portland, OR (KPTV) -- A fat cat with a bad attitude attacked a baby and forced a Portland family to hide in a bedroom before calling 911.

Police were called out to deal with the crazed kitty at The Yards at Union Station complex on Northwest Naito Parkway just before 8 p.m. Sunday.

The man who called 911 told the dispatcher the cat "went over the edge," and was charging at them every time they opened the door.

"He's trying to attack us," he said. "He's very, very, very, very hostile."

911 operators confirmed the baby did not need medical attention before sending officers to the scene.

"The 911 operator stayed on the phone with the caller to ensure the family, including the dog, remained safe in the bedroom as the cat screeched in the background," a Portland Police Bureau press release states.

The responding officers snagged a dog snare to use in case it was needed to take the alleged cat criminal into custody.

The cat, named Lux, weighs 22 pounds.

When officers opened the door to the apartment, a black and white Himalayan darted into the kitchen, "attempting to flee custody," police said.

The dog snare came in handy, as it was used to put the cat behind bars in a crate.

Officers then told the family it was safe to come out of the bedroom.

"The cat remained behind bars in the custody of the family and officers cleared the scene and continued to fight crime elsewhere in the city," the Portland Police Bureau stated.

A motive for the feline's frantic behavior has not been revealed.

"He's got kind of a history of violence," the caller told a 911 dispatcher. "He's kind of a violent cat already. But he's really bad right now."

29 comments

  • Crystal

    First off Himalayan cats are mean. Second getting attacked by a cat is painful. They embed all their claws in, retract them and start all over again. You end up with tons of puncture wounds, and cats love going for the face.

    P.S. the cat can come live with me, I love attitude in my cats.

  • Pat

    Himalayan cats are NOT mean cats. In fact they are quite docile and loving. There definitely has been long term abuse going on here with that cat and probably got a lot worse after the baby was born. That cat needs to be surrendered to a reputable NO KILL shelter so that someone can adopt it and care for it lovingly. The ASPCA should step in here because no one should ever strike an animal. That is animal cruelty punishable by law.

    • Lisa Stetler Insana

      Exactly! He kicked it. I’m sure it wasn’t the first time. It is probably one of those situation where he hates cats but it is hers and she refuses to get rid of it (rightly so). This is what an abused animal acts like.

    • Lyndi A.

      Even without knowing the family history, I suspect it’s the humans in this one, who are actually the “mean” ones. Personally, I’m glad the cat fought back. Hopefully it will go to a home where it’s not kicked.

    • Me

      Err they said the cat had a history of violence. That implies before the guy was in the picture. He even had to ask the gf if the cat was violent like that before during the 911 call.

  • kathie

    People — especially babies — are more important than animals…if my cat attacks me, you bet I will strike him…and hard. Let’s get our priorities straight here.

  • Mike

    Love all the publicly funded facial piercings. Looks like typical white trash problem, How much public assistance does she receive.

  • Sandy

    I’ve been attacked by a cat… Actually landed me in the ER. He had a reason tho. I don’t feel cats attack for the fun of it. They need a reason. In my case there was a strange male cat outside.. In your case, I feel, it was your foot!! It was probably by accident or defense that he scratched the baby. KEEP YOUR FEET TO YOURSELF and you probably won’t have any other problems… 1 more thing… Next time you are going to be on TV …. Have some self respect and put clothes on and make your bed…

  • Liz

    You kick the cat and when it attacked u freek out? Cat probably scratched the baby cause maybe he pulled the tail. Ya don’t know maybe just was playing its a cat. U kick it! How many times have u done this cat defends it self and u blame the cat. Please don’t have pets your a Moran

  • Donna

    First off, it’s not JUST a cat. You should give the cat to someone or have a no kill shelter adopt it out…to someone who knows how to handle cats. It is not as easy as putting food down and changing a cat pan. As far as the baby…get real. Are you sure your ready to be parents to a child when you abuse an animal in this way?

    • phil

      Donna it is JUST A CAT and it isn’t a Himalayan! He shouldn’t have kicked it but a child is way more important than a pet. I am a pet lover but they are animals and if one was a danger to my child it would be dead

  • kathie

    NO WAY would I give a ferocious animal, who has attacked me — to someone else!! He is a menace and should be put down — the same way a vicious, biting dog is. No difference — vicious animals must be destroyed. It is our duty to do so.

  • Bill

    Liz, Donna, I agree with you. There was a reason this cat attacked. As others stated, it was probably kicked before and just defending itself. If someone kicked me I would attack them as well! Typical story of someone having a baby and can’t keep their pets anymore because their lil johnny or mary might pull its tail and get bit or scratched. Solution parents: Watch your kids and teach them right from wrong at an early age!!! Also, make your bed you lazy slob before going public, oh thats right, you probably couldn’t because you have a “baby” get real loser

  • April

    Well if they were just trying to kick and abuse the cat I doubt they would have called the cops. Lol seriously guys. I would have felt ridiculous even calling. A cat is a cat. They can be mean. Sorry. Not all of them are so sweet.

  • Bubbles

    Lux can come live in my shed with my other shed kitties, Daisy, Stinky, Vince the Pince and the Purrmonster

  • LLSinSCV

    meow —
    On last nights news, I saw a clip of the report about this CAT ATTACK & 911 call, and looked for links today. YUP, it’s ALL OVER the net today!

    Though I didn’t WATCH this particular video, in reading comments below, based on so many people mention “KICKING the cat”… I’m guessing that there was mention of “kicking” in the video?
    Give the kitty up if you aren’t ready to love, care and trust him. He’s a beautiful kitty and at 22lbs he’s really a BIG boy!

  • Debra Smith

    Maybe you shouldn’t have given him a swift kick……. DUH A cat is NOT a dog, you can beat a dog and it will lick your hand beat a cat and it will rip your face off.

  • OhioMarine

    I am fond of most types of pets, but if my pet (of any kind) were to harm my little one in any way, I’ll do what I need to do to protect my child. Period.

  • Haven Davis

    The cat had a right the baby freaking bit him. A cat isn’t just a cat and yes you could go and get a new baby and anyways its just a freaking scratch so what. Kick the animal is not the answer. Cats aren’t just mean they have reason and a purpose to be. All you people who say it should be put down are f*cked up I feel bad for that cat they brought it on themselves. They bought the cat they should realize what could happen especially if I has a history of violence. They should give it to a LOVING family.

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