Mr. N gets attacked by a cat
Mr. N and I were out for a walk (on leash) last week when suddenly this cat comes flying towards us. She starts attacking Mr. N so I yank him up by his harness and then the cat swipes at me. She jumps up towards Mr. N and is almost at face level with him and tries to claw him again.
I’m yelling and eventually this woman comes over and gets the cat. In the meantime, her son(?) is asking if he can pet the puppy. I tell her that her cat tried to attack Mr. N and me and she replies that Mr. N probably startled her cat. WTF?
He didn’t even see that cat before it attacked us. The house next to theirs has a tall fence and bushes so our view of their yard was blocked. So he couldn’t have seen the cat. Not to mention I know what he looks like and acts like when he spies a cat. He did not see that cat.
And how is that an excuse for your cat attacking strangers/dogs off your property without any cause? If Mr. N bit someone/a dog/a cat and drew blood, there would be consequences. Not to mention that cat was bigger than Mr. N and cat bites and scratches tend to get infected more easily so it’s not like cats can’t wreck havoc.
I called animal control but they only come out for aggressive dogs after hours. Nor do they take reports about other things then.
I did a cursory check after we left and I didn’t see any marks so I thought the cat missed him. I was bleeding slightly above my ankle but I didn’t think it was too serious and Mr. N had energy to burn so we continued our walk for an hour or so and then went home. Once we got home, I re-examined him more closely and found blood and scratches by his groin area.
I called animal control back the next day and filed a report but I doubt anything will come of it. It sounded like they would most likely just get a verbal warning.
Why can I not walk in my own neighborhood with Mr. N without having to worry about him being attacked? We had two scary encounters with pit bulls last year and now this. I normally carry a citronella spray (but I forgot it that day plus I don’t know if I had time to fish it out of my purse) but it seems inadequate.
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