Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
This cat is dangerous and a menace....your kids were very fortunate that he didn't catch an eye in his claws and possibly cause blindness. The fact that he is erratic and you never know when he's going to attack is a danger to anyone. I certainly wouldn't re-home him to give this problem cat to someone else. I'm going to suggest that he should be euthanized because of his unpredictability; his attacks are in earnest with claws out and hard bites that draw blood. There are many cats that deserve a good home that are sweet and of good stable temperament.
As a long time breeder there was one time I had an accidental breeding of brother and sister, and one of the kittens out of the three in the litter was like that---truly a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde---one minute sweet and purring and then suddenly a vicious attack. I kept the kitten for five months to see if his behavior could be changed or modified--it couldn't, and vet couldn't explain it either, and so I had him euthanized. I think because of the close breeding, it affected his brain...he just wasn't right in his head and there was no way of fixing that. This possibly could be your boy's problem too, or maybe a brain tumor, who knows? You are responsible for the safety and protection of your children, that's your #1 priority.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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