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March 15, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Portland cat attack: Get rid of the cat

I know, I know. There are many serious, sad and urgent situations in the world today.

Yet I am scratching my head, nearly pulling out my hair, reading about a Portland couple who called the police because they were cornered in their bedroom by … their cat [“Vicious pet cat traps Portland couple, who call 911,” The Today File, March 10].

This overweight cat (22 pounds!) attacked their 7-month-old baby and has “a history of violence.” After the police caught the cat, the couple decided to deal with the situation by getting the cat “therapy.”

No. No.

A cat with a history of violence that has already attacked an infant child needs to be permanently removed from the household. If you need to call the police because you are afraid of your pet, it is no longer a pet. It is a threat. This animal cannot be trusted and the priority here is the safety of the baby.

Also: This cat didn’t get to 22 pounds feeding itself. Will the police charge this couple for any future visits to their home?

Get rid of the cat.

Susan Morrow, Edmonds

Comments | More in animals | Topics: Cat, Portland, Susan Morrow

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