Update: Cat Goes Wild; Owner Calls 911

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Update: Associated Press
July 17, 2014

DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- A cat is heading back home after spending time in quarantine following an attack on its owners.

Police says the Russian blue cat named Kush went berserk inside a DeLand home July 5, scratching owners Teresa and James Gregory on their arms and legs. The couple retreated to a bedroom and called 911 during the cat attack.

Kush was taken to an animal shelter for 10 days. Reporters say that Kush was well-behaved during the quarantine.

DeLand animal control officer Michelle Realander says the Gregorys had been leaning toward giving the cat up, but changed their minds. She says the cat will go to a veterinarian for vaccinations and then to be spayed before going home.

Authorities say the cat was apparently well-behaved before the attack.


News Release: Associated Press
July 9, 2014

DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home.

Police say the feline scratched owners Teresa and James Gregory on their arms and legs on Saturday, causing the couple to retreat to a bedroom, where they called 911.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Teresa Gregory told the dispatcher she had mistakenly stepped on the cat's tail earlier in the day and the cat went after her husband. They locked Kush in the bedroom for most of the day. When they finally opened the door, Kush wasn't happy.

Kush was placed in quarantine for 10 days at a pet shelter. Officials say Gregory can then take the cat back home, relinquish ownership or have it put down.


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