Therapist: Vicious Oregon cat misunderstood

March 18, 2014 2:57:58 PM PDT
Remember last week's desperate 9-1-1 call from a Portland family afraid of their hostile house cat?

The cat's gotten some bad national publicity, but his therapist says it's not his fault.

Yes, his therapist. Lux the Himalayan cat was taken to a shelter after going after a couple and their baby, then holding them hostage. He's now working out his behavioral issues with an animal care technician who says this could have happened to any cat.

"This is a very shy, somewhat high-strung cat. He's in a very high-stress situation. Apparently they live near a train station. They have a small child who is learning to crawl. Cats like this, they can only take so much," animal care technician Karen McGill said.

Lots of people have inquired about adopting Lux, and the couple has until the end of today to decide if he gets to come back home.

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