Therapy Sought for Crazed House Cat That Attacked Oregon Familythe daily dish
A man in Portland, Ore., is seeking professional treatment for the family cat after the animal went berserk at home.
Lee Palmer ended up calling 911 for help when he, along with his child, girlfriend and dog, retreated to a bedroom after the feline started charging at the family. Palmer told police the frightening incident unfolded when he kicked the cat to get it away from his baby, who had been scratched in the forehead by the cat after pulling its tail.
Palmer can be heard telling the police dispatcher that his cat "went over the edge" after he kicked it, forcing him and his family to shut themselves in the bedroom. The 4-year-old cat, named Lux, is a Himalayan mix that weighs 22 pounds.
"He's charging us. He's at our bedroom door," Palmer said to the 911 dispatcher. Lux can be heard yowling and screaming in the background.
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After arriving at Palmer's home, police were able to subdue Lux with a dog snare and place him in a crate.
Palmer has no plans to get rid of Lux, even though he has had multiple offers from people wanting to adopt the cat after his story gained national attention.
"We're not getting rid of him right now. He's been a part of our family for a long time," Palmer said.
A trip to the veterinarian is already scheduled, as well as a visit from a pet psychologist. Palmer hopes to give Lux proper medical treatment and therapy that could stop any future attacks.