Family speaks about cat attack

ORLANDO, Fla. - A husband and wife say they know exactly what happens "when animals attack" after their cat went after them, and they have the wounds to prove it.

Teresa Gregory still has the bruises, bites and scars from where her cat attacked her in her Volusia County home.

"She's biting me, biting me and clawing me all at the same time and like, hissing. So he grabbed her," said Teresa.

Her husband, James, has even more bites and bruises and still can't believe what happened.

"The cat bit, and it clawed, and I could get the cat a little ways away, and it would run right back and just jump me and claw, and scratch and bite," said James.

The couple said they have owned the Russian blue cat named Kush for four years and never had a problem. But last Saturday they say Kush viciously attacked.

"It was lightning that day, it was thundering that day, the night before it was Fourth of July, there were fireworks in the neighborhood and also the cat just went into heat. So I believe there was a combination of things that just sent this cat overboard," said James.

After the first attack they locked the cat in the bathroom for nearly an hour until it calmed down. But when they opened the door, Kush attacked again, this time causing the couple to lock themselves in their bedroom for more than an hour and made a call to 911.

Animal control officers had to come and remove Kush.

"She's a good cat, but I'm scared to bring her home. I can't have that happen again," said Teresa.

The couple may be afraid to bring the cat home, but say they also don't want to have to put her down. It's unclear right now what's next for the cat.


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