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March 11, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Portland couple attacked by cat say they’ll get it help

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — The Oregon owners of a 22-pound house cat 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.

Two days after police arrived to subdue the 4-year-old Himalayan cat, owner Lee Palmer of Portland says he’s taking the feline to a veterinarian. A pet psychologist also is due at the house to see the cat, named Lux.

Palmer says the animal attacked after the 7-month-old child pulled its tail. The baby wasn’t injured.

On the 911 call, the cat can be heard screeching in the background as Palmer says in a panicked voice: “He’s charging us. He’s at our bedroom door.” Palmer also tells the dispatcher the cat has a “history of violence.”

Officers used a dog snare to capture the cat, and placed it in a crate.

Lux, a 22-pound cat,  had to be subdued  by Portland police on Sunday after it attacked a baby and trapped the parents inside their bedroom. The baby was not injured.

Lux, a 22-pound cat, had to be subdued by Portland police on Sunday after it attacked a baby and trapped the parents inside their bedroom. The baby was not injured. (Photo courtesy of Lee Palmer via The Associated Press)

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