Cat Attacks Toddler

March 11, 2006

Now, I’m not a cat person, but still…this story sounded a bit harsh to me, so I thought I’d share.

Margo Dawson, of Beaumont, Alberta, took in five cats, after responding to an ad offering them free to a good home. Approximately two weeks later, one of the cats attacks her 16-month old granddaughter.

The cat just jumped on top of her head and wouldn’t let go,” Dawson said Thursday. “I screamed and kicked the cat in the butt to get it away.”

“Emma was hysterical. She had cuts on her ears and the back of her head.”

The girl needed six stitches to close scratches on her head, Dawson said.

After the attack, the cat in question ran away and hid. But a second cat started hissing and growling. So what did the Dawson’s do? They shot it. WTF??

The previous owners stated that they had to get rid of the cats because they didn’t get along with their dog. So, I guess it’s just a case of these cats having a bad attitude. Like I said, I’m not a cat person, but I would think there are other options than shooting it. Especially for a “cat loving” couple who took in five!!