Couple attacked by pet cat rescued by police

Mar 11, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KVAL-TV Eugene

The Oregon owners of a 22-pound housecat who trapped them in their bedroom after attacking their baby say they're not giving up on their pet and are getting it medical attention and therapy.

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yash

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#1 Mar 11, 2014
18 year ke ladki chahiye
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Mar 11, 2014
It's always the owners who are the problem with an animal companions, except in a tiny, tiny percentage of cases.
Harsh reality

Kearny, NJ

#3 Mar 11, 2014
Wow! What a couple of pansies! Why do our new wimpy, spoiled, Whiney citizens call the cops for EVERYTHING!

“Poppies. Tower of London”

Since: Jun 06

Liverpool, UK

#4 Mar 12, 2014
He "kicked the cat in the rear"????????

That would REALLY teach the cat not to scratch baby,
much easier than ensuring that the cat and babe are not
left together.

Hope this cat gets a loving home where they know how to treat
an animal. This man should be done for animal cruelty.
Prerequisite

Medford, NY

#5 Mar 12, 2014
Never own a cat unless you also own a pellet gun.

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Since: Sep 06

next comes summer! Yippee!!

#6 Mar 12, 2014
Maybe it's the cat who is afraid of them!
salman khan

Ashburn, VA

#7 Mar 12, 2014
mera mo no 8354927954 hai. Or mujhey ek g.f. Ki talas hai.

“defusing bigot mind-bombs ”

Since: Nov 09

-- every day --

#8 Mar 12, 2014
eleanorigby wrote:
He "kicked the cat in the rear"????????
That would REALLY teach the cat not to scratch baby,
much easier than ensuring that the cat and babe are not
left together.
Hope this cat gets a loving home where they know how to treat
an animal. This man should be done for animal cruelty.
This was the first story in Tuesday's Inside Edition program. You could find it on their website.

This couple presented themselves -- or at least the father did -- rather deficient in parenting and animal ownership skills. BTW, there is also a small-ish dog in the household.

I do agree with their tactic of one adult taking the crawling-age child and the dog to the bedroom away from the cat. The other adult should have had skills of persuasion and comforting to calm the cat and crate it a bit if appropriate.

The guy did 'cop' to kicking the cat while calling 9-1-1, a call that shouldn't have been necessary.

For now, they are keeping the cat, and the dog. But, to me this is a 'wake-up' for child protection agency for how this father (or maybe both adults) will parent as the child develops and misbehaves.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to give the cat and maybe the dog to loving homes while the couple get sorted on parenting skills, which includes *devoted* attention to a crawling babe.

“I"M GOIN' STRAIGHT TO HELL”

Since: Mar 14

AIN'T NOTHING SLOWING ME DOWN

#10 Mar 12, 2014
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
This was the first story in Tuesday's Inside Edition program. You could find it on their website.
This couple presented themselves -- or at least the father did -- rather deficient in parenting and animal ownership skills. BTW, there is also a small-ish dog in the household.
I do agree with their tactic of one adult taking the crawling-age child and the dog to the bedroom away from the cat. The other adult should have had skills of persuasion and comforting to calm the cat and crate it a bit if appropriate.
The guy did 'cop' to kicking the cat while calling 9-1-1, a call that shouldn't have been necessary.
For now, they are keeping the cat, and the dog. But, to me this is a 'wake-up' for child protection agency for how this father (or maybe both adults) will parent as the child develops and misbehaves.
It wouldn't be a bad idea to give the cat and maybe the dog to loving homes while the couple get sorted on parenting skills, which includes *devoted* attention to a crawling babe.
Crazy cat fanatic talk. Blame the baby and not the cat? Cat needs to learn it's place. Though I wonder about these people choosing to keep this beast.
Reward and comfort the cat??? SMH... If that was a dog people would be calling for it to be put down. Not cats though, they never do any wrong. BSC

“I"M GOIN' STRAIGHT TO HELL”

Since: Mar 14

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#11 Mar 12, 2014
Prerequisite wrote:
Never own a cat unless you also own a pellet gun.
the nice snappy top half of an Ugly Stick fishing pole would suffice too. FFFFWWWAAAAAPPPP!!!!
Simon Rushdi

Medford, NY

#12 Mar 13, 2014
salman khan wrote:
mera mo no 8354927954 hai. Or mujhey ek g.f. Ki talas hai.
Rolli Polli Olli Ollee Ollee Oxenfelder. 8354482584

“defusing bigot mind-bombs ”

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#13 Mar 13, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Crazy cat fanatic talk. Blame the baby and not the cat? Cat needs to learn it's place. Though I wonder about these people choosing to keep this beast.
Reward and comfort the cat??? SMH... If that was a dog people would be calling for it to be put down. Not cats though, they never do any wrong. BSC
"blame the baby ..." My Gawd, how in blazes did you deduce that?

The crawling-age baby was doing what comes naturally. I ** blame ** the parents, at least the father. I posted : " or at least the father did -- rather deficient in parenting and animal ownership skills". Vigilance is required with small children and pets.

There was no excuse for this.

And then, since they hadn't had the foresight to have the cat already removed from the crawl/play area (and maybe the dog too), a better alternative than kicking that cat and the subsequent 9-1-1 call was to at least wrap-trap the cat and confine it for a bit: " [one] adult should have had skills of persuasion and comforting to calm the cat and crate it a bit if appropriate."

"The guy did 'cop' to kicking the cat while calling 9-1-1, a call that shouldn't have been necessary."

It's not a large step from animal abuse to child abuse: " to me this is a 'wake-up' for child protection agency for how this father (or maybe both adults) will parent as the child develops and misbehaves.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to give the cat and maybe the dog to loving homes while the couple get sorted on parenting skills, which includes *devoted* attention to a crawling babe."

The take-a-ways from the post that you claim that I'm blaming the cat is:

1. By their actions, at least one parent demonstrates that inert, non-functional matter rests on top of his brain stem.

2. Is this baby going to be abused in a few short years (or months)?

“I"M GOIN' STRAIGHT TO HELL”

Since: Mar 14

AIN'T NOTHING SLOWING ME DOWN

#14 Mar 13, 2014
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>The take-a-ways from the post that you claim that I'm blaming the cat is:
1. By their actions, at least one parent demonstrates that inert, non-functional matter rests on top of his brain stem.
2. Is this baby going to be abused in a few short years (or months)?
That is BSC logic. Kicking a damn cat away who is attacking your baby ( for any reason at all) or you yourself and relating that to child abuse in the future is ignorant and nuts. This why I can't stand cat worshipers. You ever think they value their child more than some cat? Maybe some people would rather rightfully comfort and tend to their child and say screw that cat.
Some people I tell ya'.

“defusing bigot mind-bombs ”

Since: Nov 09

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#15 Mar 13, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text> That is BSC logic. Kicking a damn cat away who is attacking your baby ( for any reason at all) or you yourself and relating that to child abuse in the future is ignorant and nuts. This why I can't stand cat worshipers. You ever think they value their child more than some cat? Maybe some people would rather rightfully comfort and tend to their child and say screw that cat.
Some people I tell ya'.
Of course these folks comforted their baby, as they should.

In no post did I state that they rewarded and comforted the cat, or should.

A water spray bottle for cat and dog discipline in our home before kids and during. Kids were taught about animal treatment as well, and they use water spray bottles now.

You deny that a correlation has been noted between animal abuse and child abuse?
LOL

Dayton, OH

#16 Mar 13, 2014
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course these folks comforted their baby, as they should.
In no post did I state that they rewarded and comforted the cat, or should.
A water spray bottle for cat and dog discipline in our home before kids and during. Kids were taught about animal treatment as well, and they use water spray bottles now.
You deny that a correlation has been noted between animal abuse and child abuse?
Dude....you REALLY need to find a hobby...

“I"M GOIN' STRAIGHT TO HELL”

Since: Mar 14

AIN'T NOTHING SLOWING ME DOWN

#18 Mar 13, 2014
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course these folks comforted their baby, as they should.
In no post did I state that they rewarded and comforted the cat, or should.
A water spray bottle for cat and dog discipline in our home before kids and during. Kids were taught about animal treatment as well, and they use water spray bottles now.
You deny that a correlation has been noted between animal abuse and child abuse?
Go reread your post. That's exactly what you said. Persuasion and comfort.

“defusing bigot mind-bombs ”

Since: Nov 09

-- every day --

#19 Mar 13, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Go reread your post. That's exactly what you said. Persuasion and comfort.
You're half right, I did use comfort in earlier post ** to calm it down** and confining it rather than calling 9-1-1. That's the context of the word persuasion which is not reward per se., if they had nothing to wrap or trap the cat with. Sheeesh.

We've both reached the similar place about these folks not keeping this cat.

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#21 Mar 14, 2014
That animal could have blinded the child with one swipe across the eye. Now they are talking that the cat needs medication and therapy?!
Yeah a heavy dose of phenobarbital and a soothing swim in the nearest warm lake should cure it. SMH.

“Poppies. Tower of London”

Since: Jun 06

Liverpool, UK

#22 Mar 14, 2014
Using as an example a personal experience....

when one of my rescued cats was used as target practice
and left for dead having been shot five times with an air-rifle,
including one through the eye, incidentally by a 'well brought
up young man'..the police were not the slightest bit interested
and failed to comply with the RSPCA in meeting up at the
youth's house in order to confiscate his weapon to check for
ballistics it being a serious crime..
As statistics prove, this type of person invariably move on to
child abuse, which I suggested to the police, initiating an
interest and a search for the weapon.

Nobody is suggesting the cat is of more importance than the
baby, but had these parents had the foresight to appreciate that
an animal who is in the home before the infant, can show signs of
jealousy, and take the necessary precautions, i.e., ensure that the
cat does not come in contact with the baby, then this would not have
happened
I ask myself how they will deal with the baby if and when he/she
shows signs of bad behaviour in the future, Hopefully with better
parenting skills than they have shown as animal owners.

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Since: Jan 10

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#23 Mar 14, 2014
eleanorigby wrote:
Using as an example a personal experience....
when one of my rescued cats was used as target practice
and left for dead having been shot five times with an air-rifle,
including one through the eye, incidentally by a 'well brought
up young man'..the police were not the slightest bit interested
and failed to comply with the RSPCA in meeting up at the
youth's house in order to confiscate his weapon to check for
ballistics it being a serious crime..
As statistics prove, this type of person invariably move on to
child abuse, which I suggested to the police, initiating an
interest and a search for the weapon.
Nobody is suggesting the cat is of more importance than the
baby, but had these parents had the foresight to appreciate that
an animal who is in the home before the infant, can show signs of
jealousy, and take the necessary precautions, i.e., ensure that the
cat does not come in contact with the baby, then this would not have
happened
I ask myself how they will deal with the baby if and when he/she
shows signs of bad behaviour in the future, Hopefully with better
parenting skills than they have shown as animal owners.
Very true El.
You voice wise words.
On a lighter note, I watched this , just a few days back:
http://youtu.be/9LnTjz3hItk

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