Thursday may have been “National Hug Your Cat” day, but a pair of cat owners in Stamford, Connecticut had trouble even getting near their pet.
They called 911 after their 7.5 pound cat became aggressive and wouldn’t allow them inside their home. She’d recently given birth.
For one 911 dispatcher, a call from Mohammad Lokman probably started like many calls.
“I have a problem in my home. I cannot go inside in my home,” he said.
The dispatchers couldn’t have expected this.
“The problem is my cat was getting too aggressive…. and I was inside and she attacked and she scratched me on my leg and bit me,” said Lokman.
“Okaaaay! Ummm…. I don’t… was something wrong with the cat? Like?” replied the dispatcher.
There was not exactly anything wrong, the cat was just extremely maternally protective.
“She had the baby last night. She was in another room and would go out and attack again and we cannot move. We cannot do anything,” Lokman told the dispatcher.
Mohammad and his wife fled the house about 11 p.m. and the ferocious feline wouldn’t let them back in peacefully.
“Now we come out, and we’re waiting in the parking lot for like 3 or 4 hours,” he said.
Finally, he relented and called for help in the wee hours of the morning.
“Now 5 minutes ago I tried to open the door again, and she’s waiting in the door and it was too much — screaming and moaning, like attacking mode,” he said.
“Alright, we’ll send the police over,” said the dispatcher.
“Ok,” replied Lokman.
With some encouragement from police, Mohammad Lokman and his wife were finally able to enter their home again, around 3 a.m.
Since then, the new momma cat has kept her claws to herself.