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Owners call 911 after their cat 'freaks out'

Kush the cat has been quarantined in central Florida after her owner called 911 over the weekend for help, saying the ferocious feline had her trapped in her home.

"I can’t get out. She’s got us trapped in our bedroom,” Teresa Gregory, 50, told the emergency police dispatcher, according to the record of the call.

'She’s just sitting outside my bedroom door right now. We don’t know what to do.”

Kush, a 4-year-old Russian Blue, apparently has been behaving badly since earlier in the day, so she was locked the cat in the bathroom for a while.

Gregory said she might have accidentally stepped on the cat, sparking the aggressive behavior.

When the cat was released, “she freaked out on us,” hissing, scratching and scaring them, Gregory said.

Gregory said both she and her husband were bleeding from scratches to their arms and legs but both later declined treatment.


Teresa Gregory called 911 to plead for help as she and her husband cowered in their Florida bathroom. Photo: Facebook / Teresa Gregory

Cat witness

The July 5 police incident report lists Kush as a victim/witness, and also as "Cat who attacked owners."

The officer wrote that Deland’s animal control service took possession of Kush and quarantined her for 10 days to check for rabies.

The cat so far had shown no signs of rabies, according to Michelle Realander at the Deland animal control office, adding that the Gregorys have indicated they might want to find it a new home.

This follows the widely-shared story of a Himalayan cat that attacked a baby and cornered an entire family - including the family dog - in Oregon back in May. 

Sources: Reuters, Mail Online