Oregon cat that trapped family will undergo therapy

"We're not getting rid of him right now," owner says.
By Evan Bleier  |  March 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM
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The Oregon cat that attacked a baby and trapped his owners in their bedroom over the weekend won’t be losing one of his nine lives due to his antics, but he will be spending at least one of them undergoing therapy.

Lux, the 22-pound Himalayan house cat that prompted his owners to call 911 after a violent outburst, will be visiting a pet psychologist after he takes a trip to see a veterinarian.

The 4-year-old cat will remain a part of the family, despite his actions on Sunday. According to his owners, Lux has a “history of violence.”

“We're not getting rid of him right now,” said owner Lee Palmer. “He's been part of our family for a long time.”

Palmer’s seven-month-old child received a few scratches on the forehead from the cat after the baby pulled his tail.

“Officers arrived and cautiously opened the door to the residence, where they saw the black and white Himalayan dart into the kitchen, attempting to flee custody. Officers were able to outwit the high-strung Himalayan, who climbed on to the top of the refrigerator, and get a snare around the cat and safely get the cat behind bars in its crate,” according to a Portland Police Bureau press release.

“Officers then told the family that 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.”

[Daily Mail] [Portland Police Bureau]

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