Three Hospitalized After Pet Cat Named Khat Attacks Family

Three people from an unlucky California family were hospitalized after they were attacked by their pet cat.

The cat—appropriately named Khat—basically mauled its owner's entire family. Khat's owner's mother, sister, and 10-year-old brother were all treated for gashes a local hospital.

"The cat ran and jumped on [my brother's] leg and was like, attached to him," the owner told News 10. "He's never been an aggressive cat, he's never been mean, he just flipped."

The owner, who asked not to be identified, called Roseville police, who directed her to the Animal Control department. The office for Animal Control was closed, though, so the Roseville Fire Department took the call.

"Absolutely a first for us," Roseville Fire Captain Derek Carey told News 10. "We tried to push it into a cage, and it grabbed on to my engineer's boot and turnout bottom and was hissing and going off."

Eventually, the fire department trapped the cat into a cage by covering it with a blanket and forcing it into a cage with a metal pole. The cat was taken to the SCPA, where it awaits its fate.

The cat attack comes just five weeks after an angry Oregon cat trapped his owners in their bedroom, leading to one of the best 911 calls in recent history.

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