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Animal Planet's cat whisperer to work with Oregon kitty who trapped his family

An Oregon family called 911 after their 22-pound cat, Lux, attacked their baby and trapped them in a bedroom.
By Kate Stanton   |   March 19, 2014 at 7:49 PM   |   Comments

March 19 (UPI) -- Animal Planet's cat expert Jackson Galaxy will head to Portland, Ore., to meet with the angry kitty who made national headlines when he lashed out at his family earlier this month.

The network said Wednesday that Lux, a 22-pound Himalayan cat, will appear on the next season of Galaxy's reality series, My Cat from Hell, which aims to help owners forge healthier relationships with their feline pets.

Lux's family called 911 when he suddenly attacked their 7-month-old baby.

Owner Lee Palmer said he and his family wanted to keep the cat, who had "been part of the family for a long time."

Galaxy said last week that he wanted to know more about what prompted Lux to lash out.

“We realize this behavior doesn’t occur in a vacuum. That’s really the important thing, is that there’s always a context," he said, adding that health problems could play a factor.

“At the end of the day, I don’t want this cat to die because of the viral nature of this story," he said.

[The Oregonian]

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