Broadcaster KGTV-TV said the unnamed woman and her adult
daughter telephoned the authorities in fear because their
enraged cat, "Cuppy," attacked them each time they tried to
Speaking outside the home in San Diego County and brandishing a
broom in case the cat came her way, neighbor Karen Yarger told
the TV station: "He's just a ball of fury."
KGTV-TV said Cuppy has been a family pet for 14 years. It said
such calls are normally handled by animal control, but that
officers from the Chula Vista Police Department were in the area
with no pressing calls and so were able to help by cajoling it
out of the house and into the garden.
The case recalled a similar one in Portland, Oregon, earlier
this year when a 22-pound (10 kg) house cat called Lux attacked
a baby and trapped a family in a bedroom.
(Writing by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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