WFT story of the day: A rampaging, 22-pound Oregon house cat with a “history of violence” attacked a baby and trapped a family and their dog in a bedroom at their Portland home.

Cat's just running things in Oregon these days.

Cat’s just running things in Oregon these days.

(Source) – A rampaging, 22-pound Oregon house cat with a “history of violence” attacked a baby and trapped a family and their dog in a bedroom at their Portland home before being captured by police, authorities said on Monday.

The Sunday evening incident began when the cat, a black-and-white Himalayan, scratched a 7-month-old baby in the face, according to Portland Police Bureau spokesman Sergeant Pete Simpson.

The baby’s father kicked the cat in the backside, which sent it into a rage, and the parents and baby, along with their dog, retreated into a bedroom as the father called police, Simpson said.

Meanwhile, the cat blocked the bedroom doorway and could be heard on the 911 call screeching loudly, Simpson said.

“He said that the cat has a history of violence,” Simpson said, referring to the father speaking to the 911 operator.

When officers arrived and entered the house, they saw the cat scurry into the kitchen. After it scrambled atop the refrigerator, officers snared it and put it in a travel-style kennel, Simpson said.

Safely behind bars, the cat was left in the custody of the family, Simpson said. It was not clear what they intend to do with the animal, he said.

The baby suffered some scratches to the face but was not seriously hurt, Simpson said.

While cases of out-of-control dogs are relatively common, Simpson said, he could not recall in his 20 years with the Portland police a similarly ferocious feline.

So yeah, that apparently happened. There’s so much going on in this story. Let’s take a few deep breaths and break down exactly what went down here. “A rampaging, 22-pound Oregon house cat with a “history of violence” attacked a baby and trapped a family and their dog in a bedroom at their Portland home.” This sentence has to be the frontrunner for 2014’s best intro to a paragraph. I mean, that pretty much sums it all up. A family got a cat as a pet. They probably expected the cat to be docile. It lulled them into such a sense of security that they didn’t even bother to get it declawed. Big mistake Oregon family. You just pressed the “arm” switch on a ticking timebomb of feline rage. Eventually the cat got fat. Really fat. 22 pounds fat. One day the cat caught a glimpse of himself in that floor length mirror in the hallway and realized that being over 20 pounds, armed with claws, and living with a bunch of human pussies and a lame excuse for a dog meant he could probably throw his weight around. So he decided to open up a can of whoopass all over what I imagine is peace loving, hippie lettuce smoking, Grateful Dead listening, drum circle enjoying, hacky sack and disc golf playing, Subaru Outback station wagon driving Oregon family.
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And WTF is up with the family saying the cat has a “history of violence”? Guys, it’s a house pet, not a domestic abusing family member. The last time I checked they make wifebeaters in size medium, not meow, and until that changes there’s no way in hell anyone is going to tell me a cat has a “history of violence” without me laughing right in their face. I mean, what is the dad of this family doing hiding from a cat in his own house? That’s weak sauce bro. This was your moment to go UnderArmour and ‘Protect This House‘ and you completely let everyone down. Your man card is revoked. I decided.
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