No Buh-Bye for 22-lb. Cat that Held Family Hostage, ‘We’re Keeping Him!’ Says Family

Lux, the 22-pound Himalayan feline (L) and Teresa Barker, owner, with 7-month-old baby.
Lux, the 22-pound Himalayan feline (L) and Teresa Barker, owner, with 7-month-old baby.

*Cat lovers rejoice! There is a god. An Oregon family who called 911 because they were terrorized and held captive by the 22-lb. part- Himalayan feline who had been a member of their family for years, has decided to keep the cat after all.

You may recall we told you that the cat, named Lux, went nutzo after the couple’s child pulled its tail; forcing the family – including its dog – to take refuge in the small bedroom of their tiny apartment.

Now that the couple has had time to think about it, they have decided the cat needs therapy, not homelessness (or even worse, euthanization), and his owner, Lee Palmer, says he is taking him to a vet and pet psychologist.

“We’re not getting rid of him right now,” Palmer said. “He’s been part of our family for a long time.”

In attempts to stop the cat from hurting his child, who thankfully only suffered minor scratches on the forehead, Palmer told the 911 dispatcher he “kicked the cat in the rear.”

Animal control officers used a snare to snag the cat, and the story gained notoriety after the authorities sent out a news release.

All’s well that ends well. Good luck, Lux (and family!). You’ll probably need it.

2 thoughts on “No Buh-Bye for 22-lb. Cat that Held Family Hostage, ‘We’re Keeping Him!’ Says Family”

  1. This cat should not weigh 22 pounds! What are they feeding him. Also, he probably has other health issues going on besides his weight. I have to wonder if he was feral when they got him.

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