cat attacking child unprovoked

Michael then ignorantly accuses her of advocating euthanasia, which was entirely off topic and probably an erroneous presumption on his part (another moron in the group. Cat play is hunting, right? I have 2 big healing scratches on my hands like in the picture because me and Lilly are in the habit of playing fairly rough. A cat might have gone outside and had a standoff or a fight with another cat. Do you know the cat’s caretakers well and know what kind of care they are giving? Exactly Ruth, the rare and unusual situation where the provocation is not obvious and the act seems ‘random’ just means one has to dig a bit to find the reason because there is one. It seems to be a attack by Mr Baxter on his wife (if she is his wife!) Like children who live in homes with a lot of verbal and physical violence, or a lot of unspoken anger, cats often act out the dynamics of their human families. Or the cat might be a former feral cat. Therefore move the cat from the family to another better family or if he is unsocialized let him live in the wild or socialize him. tig is a very social cat he is nice to everyone but me. You can find out more in our privacy policy. Advice. good post Dee Its never the cats fault, Im sorry but this cat should be destroyed,, he has attacked his owner and several other people who have come to the door, this is not a PET — he could seriously injure a child, I don’t care why he did it, it was unprovoked, and terrifying,,, he should be put down PERIOD. He and I have always had a loving relationship, he cuddles me to sleep every night. Its wierd because he is a very needy cat in that he has to be where ever I am and if not he will meow by the door until I let him in. They then get scratched and that is not good for the relationship. A cat in pain, which may not be apparent to a person, may strike out if handled. A pet cat is wreaking havoc on a community by targeting and attacking dogs. But she is 14 (at the end of this month I think) with multiple health issues, I realize that at some point in time – which I hope isn’t going to arrive for a while – I’ll lose her. Whatever the reason it is not an unprovoked attack. Unprovoked aggression. You might have meant that a person’s resulting wounds from an attack could be indirectly their fault because they weren’t aware ahead of time of the animal’s aggressive mood, but that’s not what this states. Don’t you think it is you who is the moron in insulting the site’s owner in a comment?! Do not allow them to paw at or smell each other through a door. Thank you for sharing but please don’t misjudge the domestic cat. I’m fairly certain he was abused - by women - who kicked him. A recent news story prompted me to write this. Obviously you know nothing about cats, they do NOT repeat NOT, attack for no reason! People who mishandle cats don’t realise what they are doing. Barbara, for instance, also called the cat: “him,” “these animals,” “this cat,” and “he,” indicating personal and objective indentification of this individual animal. People can mishandle cats. exactly was actually very disheartening reading all those comments which is why i didnt feel like commenting…I dont see how a cat could do that unless that cat was being hurt or feeling frightened in some way ive never seen a cat ever hurt a human in that way. Please don’t judge the domestic cat as if it is some sort of wild cat attacking … SLEEPING, how is that not unprovoked? BTW – I did read about some of the people’s complaints over aggression here. Are you sure that you were attacked? The pictures show youngsters and the ears are proportionally larger making them very noticeable. The little girl sustained significant injuries and died not long after arriving at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence. Your touch can actually trigger a fight. Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). If a cat attacks because he is unsocialised he has a reason to attack – he has been trained to behave like a wild cat and is defensive. The cat should then release her bite. Those involved in trap-neuter-return (TNR) know what I’m talking about as we often deal with the frustration of colony cats being trap shy. I am the mother and did not press charges. Please refresh the page if the buttons don’t show , A well-known animal rescuer was found dead of an apparent suicide Wednesday night. Monty could be pretty aggressive during play when he was young. If they must be in adjoining rooms, place a barrier at the bottom of the door. Once again the aggression would have a reason. We know all there is to know about cat behavior. She turns on her side as you rub her belly, and she kneads her paws in contentment. Children are often very interested in dogs and may want to touch them even when they are showing signs of fear or aggression. Instead, try to distract both cats by stamping your foot, clapping your hands, and shouting "No!" You are not telling me the whole story. if you go to your nearest animal shelter and adopt a kitten and care for him or her properly,there won’t be any unprovoked cat attacks. We have a cat and a dog who live in relative harmony most of the time. Had she ignored him Monty probably would have just sat in the living room with us. However, fearful or aggressive dogs pose an enormous risk to a child's safety. I think in Mr Baxter case it’s either a nasty divorce or an insurance scam. Michael won’t be getting off of here because it is his site. No, you misunderstood. Perhaps you should disable your comments section or otherwise avoid social commentary (blogging) altogether if you’re so adverse to contradictory opinions–because it will come regardless of your intentions. Sudden, unprovoked, and vicious attacks are especially scary. FYI: copper kills coronavirus. I am ok with it. That transport driver needs a good ‘ass beating’ for abandoning Jack and Bean outside, The two pictures on this page show us the satellite-dish ears of the serval, a lanky, medium-sized wild cat species. Authorities said that in all of the "random, unprovoked" attacks, the suspect has struck between 5:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. in the city 22 miles northwest of Boston. Surprise. Odd that. Cat attacks owner and also attacks new cat often needing hospital treatment. He bit my sister on the chin once, just latched on and wouldn’t let go with his little teeth. Separating the aggressive cat from the other cat. How to stop cat attacking people humans. …is the answer. Sometimes what can happen is the cat play bites and the person struggles – moves their hand and tries to force the cat from their hand. But with this cat, it’s different. But there is a category where it really IS pretty close to unprovoked. I learned not to come between Monty and prey. It is the people who should be removed not the cat. I am talking serious bites, not love bites or scratches. It doesn’t make sense because it is likely to end up with the cat being hurt or killed and the cat knows that. Also if possible, one should avoid taking a kitten too young from mother and littermates, since they do learn from their cat family about bite inhibition and how to not fully extend claws during play. How you handle it is what matters…provoked or otherwise. Youre on the couch, petting your purring cat just like you have on many previous quiet evenings. I am not saying what you have presumed. Whatever the reason it is not an unprovoked attack. Tito, my grandmother's cat, loves everyone. Anyways, around 6 months ago, my retired neighbours took a liking to him, started to feed him and asked if they could have him as they had a lot … If they are handling the cat roughly, chasing him until he feels cornered, or even just running around and being loud like kids do, your cat might feel pressured to bite. Sometimes, however, sudden unprovoked biting or scratching can be the result of a nervous system disorder or a serious disease. We don’t believe that wild cats make unprovoked attacks. I agree – ‘unprovoked’ is utter nonsense. Perhaps if the cat is moved to a different place with different people he/she will stop attacking people because the problem is the people. Basic Needs Not Being Met. That cat certainly doesnt deserve the bad attention it is getting i just hope that someone somewhere can rescue that animal and that maybe some awareness is available. It is never that in respect of our relationship with the domestic cat. We may, A St. Peters, Missouri man who would scour Craigslist ads for free cats has been charged with felony animal cruelty. I’ve encouraged her to get a spray bottle to make him back off, and told her she can make loud noises and look hurt/offended when he tries to start shit, in hopes he will learn that she doesn’t play like that, and won’t take his shit. High pitched noises, visitors, a dog, a strange smell and being outdoors when they don’t wish to can make cats attack. Yet humans always talk about animals and use such terms. Some domestic cats might be inherently aggressive because they are unsocialised. in a sharp, loud tone. Additional charges are pending. Which leads to my next point. REDIRECTED AGGRESSION. I really think she is unusual: her fear response isn’t to attack but to cower and freeze, she freezes when picked up by strangers or at the vet, and as a kitten she’d run up to me with the intention to play-attack then freeze for a second about a foot away and run in the opposite direction. She did have her fingers curled and was reaching in low, below where Monty was sitting in the window, obviously thinking if he had a chance to sniff her he’d calm down. If her cat play bites, it is best to keep the hand quiet and then distract the cat with a quiet voice and a cat tease that is close by. Cats can bit… People want animals to accept them. This is not an unprovoked attack! When he bit me in the face I ignored him after that. Quite a few cats are relinquished because of what people describe as “aggression” or “bad cat behavior” when truthfully the problem originates with the person. It is a report which has surfaced from under the radar. There is always a good reason why a domestic cat will attack defensively, which is what this is. There’s no doubt in my mind that, if I began spraying with a water bottle, that I would have an attack on my hands. Your email address will not be published. Press J to jump to the feed. In extreme cases, the cat self-mutilates and attacks her own tail.This can also be seen with fleas, making it important to have your pet consistently on vet approved monthly flea prevention. He immediately comes in and is still aggressive and the aggression spills over towards the cat’s owner. His file indicates he’s “sensitive to handling,” but I’ve almost always had no problems with him. They live in that middle ground between domestication, living in the polished home, and a wild cat existence outside. I was attacked by a 6 year old red tabby cat from behind, he cornered me in a laundry room, and came from out of no where, he jumped as high as he could leaving scratch and bite marks on my butt, and then scratched all the way down my legs,, then when I tried to shut the door,he leaped up and began scratching and biting my front,,it was a very frightful experience,, and totally unprovoked, this same cat has bit others who have come in the house and also his owner…. Your cat wanted your attention. Feel blessed. If you are in the U.S., why is this cat with a bite history allowed to be free-roaming? I knew the cat was nasty (hissing and swatting)to other people so I would just warn them if they came in the house. The chairperson is, likely, someone named Woody. And here’s why: 1) You contradicted yourself in your own blog post stating that another animal may be responsible for the pet’s aggression (territorial aggression, animal fights, etc) before you conclude with: “There will be a reason there somewhere and the reason can always be traced back to people,” which blatantly states that aggressive provocation is human-related. This was completely out of the blue and now I’m bleeding from my EYE!!! My cat is 4 years old and has just started unprovoked attacks. Humans defintely are the worst animal. It may even make the cat's prey instinct kick in more, spurring it on to bite down harder. It is not good for survival for a domestic cat weighing 10 pounds to attack a man weighing 20 times that. An ill cat may also be depressed and irritable. Well said Michael, there are some people who should never be allowed within a mile of a cat! oh my God — get off of here you moron,,, what a stupid online blog area —. 6. Have you seen statements? We think the same way. A man, Mr Baxter, is suing a woman, who could be his wife, we aren’t sure, for $100k because her cat “without provocation, viciously attacked, bit and clawed” Mr Baxter, while he was attempting to feed the cat. Whatever the reason it is not an unprovoked attack. and that’s play aggression. rather than an attack by a cat on him. Don’t do that again. Stace, I love barn cats. I used to let him sleep in my room however now I have to lock him out because he will bite me while I am sleeping. Cat saves boy from dog attack - video A boy in California has been saved by the family cat after being attacked by the neighbour's dog. Well the motivation is to hunt. Some people are very bite averse and frightened others don’t care and are tolerant. Thank you for sharing but please don’t misjudge the domestic cat. I HAVE LIVED WITH MY DAUGHTER LONG ENOUGH TO WATCH AS THIS CAT HAS ATTACKED HER – AND HER FRIENDS,,, IT REALLY DOESNT MATTER WHY THE CAT DOES IT, – IT DOES, SO IT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED SO AS TO NOT ATTACK OTHER INDIVIUDALS,, ALL SHE NEEDS IS FOR A CHILD TO BE ATTACKED AND THEN SHE COULD BE IN BIG TROUBLE,, THE CAT WOULD BE REMOVED FROM HER DWELLING BY THE AUTHORITIES,, ITS YOU THAT IS WRONG, AND ITS DANGEROUS THAT YOU SAY THIS CAT SHOULD NOT BE PUT DOWN,,,. But sometimes even without having been encouraged, a kitten or cat will for example dart out and grab someone’s foot or leg and sink in claws and teeth. Please comment here using either Facebook or WordPress (when available). One other thing that can seem unprovoked is if the cat has previously been abused and is afraid to trust another human, That sort of fits under lack of socialization but it’s more specific, it’s like negative socialization. lol lol, its kind of hard to notice an animal, when they are not there, and then they are on your back from behind MORON. Even experienced cat owners are occasionally caught off guard by attacks (as they readily admit), because the cat doesn’t always show signs of impatience, annoyance, or anger prior to an attack. Back when I was active, Animal rescuers can’t save them all (even though some people think they can) and the stress is taking its toll on those dedicated to trying. We had the puppy spayed and 4 days later the dog went completely crazy, attacking me, my son, and husband over a few hour span. of course there are animals that attack for no reason. I find this disturbing. She will sit or lay down in an area so the little one can not go to that area without being attacked. I pay the price sometimes. The cat is unable to make the connection that the punishment is the consequence of him biting. I am not being contradictory. However, on occasion, he will give my roommate attitude for no apparent reason. So called ‘unprovoked’ attacks in the animal kingdom are rare and there is always a reason. Furthermore, cats are notorious for sending mixed body language. I really don’t know if she’s played with her hands – our parents had a falling out and so I’ve never had a chance to visit when he was a kitten, even now, we normally meet either at my place or her parents’ place, so I’ve not even seen the cat except in a window. Then, before you know what happened, she hisses and bites your hand. I really don’t want my roommate to be afraid of him, and I would really like for him to be less of an ass towards her. Therefore they are not unprovoked. If the cat isn’t yours, why would he be in your laundry room? You may read some more about the story somewhere else but no doubt it was an online newspaper and you know very well that you can never trust an online newspaper to get the facts accurate and complete. Pictures, videos, articles and questions featuring and about cats. A neighborhood dog spies him, and then attacks the child, unprovoked. Obviously you are confused by cat body language. Ruth – you are in denial — feral cats that really should live outside and have been brought inside are asking for big problems,, it is not worth getting bitten or scratched by these animals, you can get infections and a hoard of other problems,, this cat that attacked me, there is something wrong with his brain,, and can not be trusted,, he should not be around children especially,, everyone that comes in this house is afraid of it,, it stalks people,, I walk around with a spray bottle, that eems to be the only thing that stops him from being very dominant,, it should be removed from this house before he does serious damage, i had nightmares for weeks after the attack………………………… and NO i did nothing to provoke it….. Well that says it all Barbara Ross, you call the cat ‘it’ which shows that you think cats are possessions. She’s currently at a Wichita, Kansas veterinary clinic where the staff was told to euthanize her by her owner because he was “done with her.” Freckles is FIV positive. A ginger cat is a … Skyler, thanks for commenting. Her intrusion scared him very badly. which blatantly states that aggressive provocation is human-related. You sound like someone looking to preserve your ego by attacking/discrediting others who insult or contradict you. No one knew how helpless she was feeling. -A 7 month old child provoked a cat, and this was justifiable cause for a cat to attack it. It is almost unimaginable that a domestic cat will attack a human in an unprovoked manner for the simple reason a human is too big. He just lashes out sometimes and immediately after he acts like nothing happened. There is always a good reason why a domestic cat will attack defensively, which is what this is. IT REALLY DOESNT MATTER WHY THE CAT DOES IT, – IT DOES, SO IT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED SO AS TO NOT ATTACK OTHER INDIVIUDALS. He smacked me earlier today for getting my face too much in his personal bubble, I’m used to that, it’s more of a warning smack or nibble when he does it to me, ive also learned to read his body language, and he’s very understanding, just not with her. You just didn’t feel too comfortable holding him in your arms when he was a kitten because sometimes he’d just jump up and bite your face. His file indicates he’s “sensitive to handling,” but I’ve almost always had no problems with him. The ironic thing is that only humans are capable of doing things unprovoked. He always pierces skin and makes her bleed and go on a course of antibiotics. That’s all I’m saying except that maybe you should look in the mirror and you will see just who IS the moron, you should be the president of Cat nation MORON, And you should be the president of Morons! I agree with Michael that humans provoke the attack in many cases. Homemade ones are just as good. lol get off his OWN web site for CAT lovers? 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Australian professor claims that toxoplasmosis from cats causes 200 fatal car accidents annually in Australia, Nicola Sturgeon says that the coronavirus pandemic is no one’s fault, Why domestic cats getting coronavirus is irrelevant. look dee — I live in my daughters home, I have my own apt,, but the laundry room and kitchen I have to share.. – i was in the laundry room putting laundry in the washer and i felt teeth and claws ripping the back part of my legs,, i was cornered in a small room,, he then attacked my front legs,, it was a terrifying thing,, this cat is like a feral cat , and my daughter has been clawed and bitten as well, as any stranger that has come in,, i do not want my grandchildren to be attacked,, so my son will not allow them in this house until it is gone,, anybody who feels that they might be on the cats side must be mental, like this other guy on here who did just that, the name of the cat makes no difference, and yes he sees the vet on a regular basis.. he has been like this for a long time, there is another cat that lives here that was brought in after him,, and she is a doll, its him, he is evil,, he looks evil,, and if he could kill people he would, he does not belong in a home.. She’s not doing anything to bother him directly, and I feel like I’m giving him enough attention, food and water. One cat might be dominant over the other and bully the submissive cat. These attacks are not unprovoked. Marc I love your honesty and your passionate defence and understanding of cats. So I know this has been asked before, but I haven’t found any threads pertaining to my particular situation. Poopie (our cat) suddenly started getting very aggressive toward Claude (our dog). Well, let me tell you… But, he can make your “moron” comments disappear. Poor thing must have been unhappy or scared. He bit my face once, just latched on. Barbara made a simple declarative opinion that it’s not safe to keep an aggressive animal in the home regardless of the source of provocation. Surprise). I can’t believe the insurance would agree to pay because I see no damage – bit finger, some long healed scratches and no mention of serious infection (which can happen in bites, but there is no mention of it here). You have really got to the fine point of it with this comment. cat is attacking a dog unprovoked past three weeks previously fine for 2 years? Usually if a cat does attack, say like some people say ‘Out of the blue my cat runs and grabs or bites my foot’ well someone’s foot must have done something to the cat so many times that he is defensive of feet going by him. First she came out of nowhere and wrapped herself around my 10month old granddaughter;s head. It is no different for any animal. But I really wish I knew what causes my cousin’s cat’s aggression. There is always a good reason why a domestic cat will attack defensively, which is what this is. Good idea to put the meaning of the word unprovoked in. Fortunately the baby didn't get as hurt as she could have. I’ve also tried to get her to give him pats and attention but she’s just scared he’ll attack her. I want to know: The news is spreading almost as fast as the virus. I got a good laugh out of it too, Ruth AKA. May 16, 2014 - Hero Cat To The Rescue Caught On Surveillance Video. If a cat is fearful of people (more likely) and is trapped and the only way to escape is to attack then that may be a reason. The incident allegedly happened in 2011 and he sued in March 2013. I know it’s not good ‘training’ – I always joke that Lilly is dangerous and has no manners but we have so much fun playing I accept the risks and know I am putting myself in front of her claws. (definition: “occurring without motivation or provocation”). He swaggers over and demands attention from anyone in sight. Yes humans talk about animals in such terms and it makes me mad if someone says someone behaved like an animal when the worst animal of all is the human! The dog dog bites the child's leg and begins draggi It’s possible that she inadvertently encouraged it when he was a kitten. To say that a cat should be killed without knowing the facts is irresponsible in my opinion. So I know this has been asked before, but I haven’t found any threads pertaining to my particular situation. Research shows that cats are prone to aggression. Thanks for this Vickie. These are just a few I’m seeing over and over on Facebook. A cat is tiny and will not run at you unless severely cornered and frightened and even then you’d have to be a total doorknob to get scratched and believe it was ‘unprovoked’. He is more likely to be bored living in an apartment and has some pent up energy to release. I suspect the answer to those questions is no. He was quite an aggressive cat, attacking people and me unprovoked. AND YES I DO KNOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES,, THIS CAT DOES NOT LIKE PEOPLE PERIOD……………. They would be wrong. Getting a pair of kittens can help, since they work off a lot of energy playing together. Use discretion befo. 2) Regardless of whether or not the animal was indirectly provoked by the person or an external source, it is impossible for pet owners (and their visitors) to monitor the animal every moment of every day; especially if they work, aren’t home, or the animal was outside of their field of vision, socializing (or fighting) with other animals. He made a noise of pain and bit her hand, but he let go right away and he didn’t break the skin. To all of us, I agree that we don’t have a full picture from BR as to what is really going on. The Brits are well known for letting their domestic cat companions wander around outside as they see fit. They can make cats fearful or make them feel insecure and defensively aggressive. I am going to call later this month to see what is happening. He sues her, her liability insurance pays, they split the money. A neighborhood dog spies him, and then attacks the child, unprovoked. Aggression is the second most common feline behavior problem seen by animal behaviorists. The footage shows the cat attacking the pair unprovoked, sending them flying A neighbour tries to step in to help the dog owner and scare off the cat By Jack Newman For Mailonline Good point Ruth – people use the term ‘animal’ with derogatory meaning when the human who is using it is what we are all embarassed and ashamed of. You’re writing absolute claptrap and you are probably Woody the notorious troll. Suddenly, the Triantafilo family's cat, Tara, streaks across the driveway, … A domestic cat might aggressively attack another domestic animal in the household, out of the blue, for no apparent reason but it may well be the case that something happened between the two animals beforehand that the owner had not seen. Obviously Something is seriously wrong!!! She has a dog. Is it “unprovoked”? In one study of children brought to an emergency room for dog bite injuries, for example, the authors reported that “more than half of these attacks were not provoked.” i have noticed that he is starting to nip at my child now. He’s a really good cat now. When he played gently he got more playtime and affection and maybe a treat or some outside time. I think it should be Barbara. You are not going to win this argument and your argument is crude and to be honest rather nasty. Looking back on it, I don’t think he would have went over the fence and I shouldn’t have gotten between him and his “prey.” He was fine with the other cat being there until I came out, startled the other cat causing him to run, and then Monty gave chase. What is the cat’s name? I suppose you mean long live? of course you are wrong, that statement sounds like you are a moron,,,,, of course there are animals that attack for no reason, and even if there is a reason that is in their heads, you can not have an animal in your house that will do that to you and your family,,, Barbara Ross was there any need to call someone you don’t know a moron? I think he pretty much acts in his own best interest. However, we had a period last year when things changed. Barbara Ross… My two year old tuxedo cat attacked me this morning while I was sleeping…. Hi, Barbara. Sure, she’s had a number of illnesses and run up the vet bill quite a lot including during the very first year, and was skittish and fearful as a kitten, she’s not so far exhibited any behavior issues. There’s literally a hole in her foot (we cleaned it up) and now she wants nothing to do with him. The solution might be for your cousin to buy some cat teases and play with her cat with the teases or other cat toys. lol. They have not been raised properly by playing with other cats, dogs and people when young kittens. Someone please tell me how I provoked him while I was sleeping? and the cat has become hypervigilant and will react to perceived threats, and maybe not in a predictable way since a lot depends what is going on in the cat’s mind. Many people who own cats in real life encounter attacks, and this is because the cat may want to play or act aggressively. But once again there is a reason. I would agree most of the time what appears to be unprovoked aggression is really the human’s fault, either due to being unobservant of signals of the cat’s mood , and they don’t see that it is time to leave the cat alone if it is overstimulated or just wants to go do something else… or else failing to provide enough activity and stimulation. Also providing the cat with more stimulating environment, giving it access to the garden if possible, and having regular play sessions with wand toys…. Also providing the cat with more stimulating environment, giving it access to the garden if possible, and having regular play sessions with wand toys where the cat can play using their natural behaviors of stalking and chasing and pouncing, but without using human bodies as toys. Always look carefully for an underlying reason behind cat aggression and attacks. Wrong. I also tried saying “ouch” loudly, but I don’t know that I was able to communicate to him that he had hurt me. And it looks genuine. As devastating as it’ll be I don’t think I’ll survive without a cat for long, and I guess an idea of having a cat that’ll bite scares me. I am sure many cat owners dive in and do as they want without regard for the cat’s emotional state. These would be underlying reasons why a cat might demonstrate what looks like unprovoked aggression. Just in case you check in here, I can assure you that you are in the wrong place. Although most feral cats can be socialised with patience. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. very sad , Yes it’s very sad Kylee that some people are so inadequate they blame an innocent animal who has been abused, instead of finding out how to help him/her. Only once I know the exact circumstances in their entirety will I be able to then see the reason behind this so-called cat attack. 4 books you might buy a cat lover this Christmas, Dog strokes cat who reciprocates the affection (video). I would have to be out of my mind to do that. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. exactly!!!! How do I stop my cat scratching the carpet and furniture? He was upset because of the unwanted attention and ran out of the room after I finally had to tell my friend to please let Monty be because he’s semi-feral and might hurt her. It could be redirected aggression but in an indoor-only cat living in a 2nd floor apartment and with repeated attacks, it just seems strange. but as you point out, sometimes it is not provoked BY the human but is redirected aggression due to an encounter with another animal — and to some cats it can even be from seeing another cat through the window. One issue is whether a colony caregiver can physically even get to the, This is Freckles, a 16-year-old female tortie. There will be a reason there somewhere and the reason can always be traced back to people. They are hard enough that she showed scars left even after the bites are healed. Could you write some details? No graphic photos but the content is very disturbing. Please enable JavaScript on your browser to best view this site. I honestly believe it’s kind of impossible. you are one crazy person giving advise on here,, cat people are so weird, love live the dog, you idiot, lol love live the dog? If he’s after a rabbit or something now I might place my body between him and his target, but I won’t reach down with my hands to grab Monty if he’s chasing something. She has scars. It is play. Accordingly, they might think their cat has demonstrated unprovoked aggression or attacks. I don’t believe any cat attacks without being provoked or terrified or hurt and naturally he then retaliates. I've had my kitty a year now. Sorry Barbara, but you have no idea what happened in any detail. The modern day barn cat is as close as we can get, With the complications of our ‘new normal’ created by countries and states going into strict quarantine due to COVID-19, many who care for feral cats are worried. Another possible reason why a cat might demonstrate apparent unprovoked aggression is when aggression is transferred from one animal to another. It’s not territorial, she’s not fucking with him, and I’m making sure he’s well cared for. He must think I’m the worst hunter ever. He didn’t attack her but if he had it would have been her fault for ignoring clear body language from Monty. you can not have an animal in your house that will do that to you and your family. You don’t know the environment under which the cat lived. So like my friend, they keep trying when they should just back off. First she came out of nowhere and wrapped herself around my 10month old granddaughter;s head. As everyone is telling you, no cat attackes without provocation. So after hearing my cousin’s stories I googled a little and read some scary stories. Dreams about a ginger cat attacking: To dream of a ginger cat attacking you can indicate that there is somebody that is going to provide you with some important news going forward. You are wrong. I dont believe what she is saying about the cat. Very often in a young cat, it’s just a lot of energy and not enough outlet . She thinks he wants her place on the sofa as it’s always when she is sitting and ignoring him. It is natural for a husband and father to want to protect his family. This is not an attack. What gives? If a cat expects his food bowl to be replenished every day at 5 pm when you get home from work, and by 5:30 pm there is still no food, your cat may resort to biting to let you know they need something from you. He broke skin when he bit me in the face and when he had bitten my sister on the chin. You must have wasted a lot of your time going through all these comments to rant on some, don’t you know this is a web site where people who love and understand cats come? THERE ARE CATS THAT SHOULD NOT BE LIVING IN PEOPLES HOMES,, PEOPLE COME BEFORE AN IDIOT CAT –….. Barbara Ross rant after rant against cats, you have a big problem thinking crazy people and morons stick up for them. Cat owners need to be aware of the signs that indicate the mental state of their cat. I ... Cat Welfare at Heart - seen in 86% of the world's countries (168/195). Once again this is not “unprovoked”. Absolutely. Barbara, it does matter why the cat does it. A little buy riding his bike suffers an unprovoked attack by a neighbors dog. If this has happened in a domestic environment it is once again due to a failure by the cat’s owner. In terms of fundamental drives and emotions the domestic cat is very similar to the African/Asian wildcat ancestor. Aggression and attacks under these circumstances are all predicable and motivated by good reason. not many words in your vocabulary…moron, idiot, crazy, don’t you know any more? I was afraid Monty would suddenly realize he can get over that fence. It’s a good idea. If he jumped over and ran I wasn’t sure I could get him back. I knew the cat was nasty (hissing and swatting)to other people so I would just warn them if they came in the house. Furthermore, cats are notorious for sending mixed body language. A cat tree will provide your cat a safe haven from the attentions of your dog. Thank you for sharing but please don’t misjudge the domestic cat. Cat attacking roommate unprovoked. Perhaps he was waiting for the injuries to settle down as Mr Baxter’s claim for compensation says he continues to suffer from the attack. if he were human i would think he was crazy. Have you seen evidence? Is he neutered? But, I’ll bet that we would all say that there is an incredible amount of turmoil going on in that household. The only person he has ever scratched is me and that was when he was going after a feral cat who had come into our yard and I was trying to grab him to bring him in. I never taught her boundaries in that way. She is single, so this isn’t the case of someone else annoying the cat. They are living feeling beings of which you should never ever have any in your life because they deserve better. The footage shows the cat attacking the pair unprovoked, sending them flying A neighbour tries to step in to help the dog owner and scare off the cat … Dimwitted, stupid, halwitted, simple…whatever synonym you would like to use. He poked and prodded you as you slept to try and animate you – to bring you to life from his standpoint. He has drawn blood because he is treating you as a cat and cats would not bleed under these conditions. He does have certain things that are no-goes and you will get scratched or bit, but my roommate is aware of these things and she doesn’t provoke him. How can we use it? ). The problem is that we don’t see a reason. Does anyone have any tips or advice to give in a particular situation like this? I am surprised that someone as arrogantly overconfident as you failed to understand that obvious statement. If it were rough play like with me and Lilly then the human wouldn’t be saying ‘unprovoked’. Good point Michael, I said it was “pretty close to unprovoked”, but maybe I should have said it can SEEM unprovoked, since the rest of what I wrote about play aggression is that it still very often goes back to a failure by the human. First of all, sorry this question is so long. We paid a lot of money for her services, which were very professional, and I believe she tried as hard as we did with the dog. Manhattan clinical psychologist and author was found hanging in the bathroom of her fifth floor Sutton Place apartment. That does not mean there is no reason. The claim is implausible. Well, Barnara Ross. That doesn’t necessarily mean the human has been kicking the cat! My guess would be that this poor cat is scared to death and takes refuge in that laundry room. I can't even sleep w/out worrying about him attacking. I argue that there is no such thing as an unprovoked attack by a domestic cat. Barbara’s right: you are a moron: a person who is notably foolish or lacking in good judgment. I am talking serious bites, not love bites or scratches (he has claws, he just prefers teeth in these cases). I am saying that the environment created by the human leads to territorial aggression. A scratch, a hiss, that was it. But my cousin gave Katia her space, and as the Katia grew older she mellowed out. If we fail in that regard we have to accept being attacked by our cat in play. Reacting strongly can increase the cat's stress and interest in attacking you. Since we got him he never wanted to be patted, he was skittish, 'unfriendly' and only ever wanted food. There should be no confusion. There is a fine line between play (which is play-hunting for a cat) and actually hunting (biting the hand as if it is prey). The aggression has been provoked by a territorial dispute with another cat. I am saying that if you go back far enough you’ll find a human cause. Thanks lou33 - this behaiour falls into the category "For the Rare Cat Whose Attacks are Unprovoked and Extremely Violent" but it is hard to know what action to take because the attacks were outside & unexpected - and so violent that advice not to move when attacked would be impossible to follow because the victim needs to get the cat off at fast as possible to avoid more … You need to google, “Cat Haters Anonymous” and you will get the support you are seeking there. The barking, biting, crapping dog, you are welcome to that inferior creature to a cat lol lol so who is the idiot????? “The servals long legs [the lo, Feral colony cats may be outsmarted by the new Tomahawk live trap. Usually, I try to anticipate and scare away the prey animal before Monty has a chance to go after it. Instead, stop moving and reacting to the cat. She’ll walk by him and he’ll swat at her, he’ll stalk her around the house and try to start a fight, and just last night, he straight up grabbed a hold of her foot while she was getting on the couch, and chomped down on it so hard she had to work to get him to let go. SOMEBODY needs to be rehomed. My own cat is a sweetheart – you needed to be seriously asking for it to get scratched when she was young, and now that she is old, I don’t remember the last time I had a scratch. She should keep a tease to hand. Reacting strongly can increase the cat's stress and interest in attacking you. It is not natural for a wife and mother to want to react as one person has suggested you should. I deal with ferals every day and have for most of my life, and have never been attacked. I need help stopping my cat from attacking my boyfriend's 8 year old daughter. I have published your comment even though it is very arrogant and insulting of me. These attacks are not provoked, except for the snow incident, but that aggression occurred because a cat was attacking a dog unprovoked, just as the other videos show. I think what you need is advice from a cat behavior specialist. I am not just talking about a person is playing roughly with the cat. They may show aggression toward newly introduced cats, and occasionally other animals or people, that encroach upon their established domain. We got her calmed down and took her to … Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. So, my cat was a 3 year old rescue when I got him. Believe me. I’ve had him since he was 4 weeks old, he’s never been abused/mistreated or played with rough. So a cat that is indoors and who wants to hunt, and can’t, finds an alternative. If one cat keeps attacking a particular cat, the first step is to separate the cats from each other completely — in separate areas of the house. Exactly michael its the humans who are supposed to be looking after the cat in my opinion and im sure others agree. They may be very affectionate as they ask their owner for food and then attack micro-seconds after the food is served, without even taking their first bite and without any prior record of territorial aggression over their food or eating space. I’ve worked with cats for many years and I’m trying to figure this out. The cat was almost certainly terrified for some reason, perhaps he was provoked beforehand or hiding from something, it could be anything but something in the human world terrified this cat and as a result he was in a defensive mode and so attacked the 1st person he saw. It all comes back to us ultimately. We got her calmed down and took her to the vet. Someone could claim it was an act of aggression and they would be wrong. When he would bite too hard I would just say, “No one wants to play with bitey cat” and eventually he got better about it. Sometimes past experience is the key and I think that’s a really good example of a more unobvious or unusual situation. You might find yourself asking, “Why does my cat bite me unprovoked?” Well, r edirected aggression occurs when the cat becomes frightened or upset, but rather than run or go after the real cause, the cat instead turns on the handiest target. My distinct impression is that you were not attacked. It’s easy to sound like a biased cat lover but I am being totally honest. I love nature, cats and all animals. It won’t be published. Why are YOU here as you obviously hate cats and know NOTHING about them? Her arm was scarred when I saw her last, pretty deep scars, yet they looked healed. But they are play bites (the cat is trying to instigate a play, some rough and tumble) in my opinion and this cat is not crazy. Sorry Barbara. You’ll receive one email per day and a list of links to the articles written in the past 24 hours.

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