Kush, a four-year-old Russian Blue, is seen in a cage at
the local police station after her owner claimed the cat
attacked her in her home, in DeLand, Florida. Photo by
Kush the cat was quarantined in central Florida after her
owner called 911 over the weekend for help, saying the
ferocious feline had her trapped in her home.
"I can't get out. She's got us trapped in our bedroom,"
Teresa Gregory, 50, told the emergency police dispatcher,
according to the record of the call.
'She's just sitting outside my bedroom door right now. We
don't know what to do."
Gregory told the dispatcher that Kush, a 4-year-old Russian
Blue, began behaving badly earlier in the day so her husband
James locked the cat in the bathroom for a while.
Gregory said she might have accidentally stepped on the cat,
sparking the aggressive behavior.
When the cat was released, "she freaked out on us," hissing,
scratching and scaring them, Gregory said.
Gregory said both she and her husband were bleeding from
scratches to their arms and legs but both later declined
"I don't know what's wrong with her. I love this cat to
death," Gregory told the dispatcher.
When an officer arrived at her home in Deland, near Orlando,
Gregory can be heard on the tape calling out, "We're
trapped," and warning the officer, "She's just looking at
you. I don't know what she's going to do."
The July 5 police incident report lists Kush as a
victim/witness, and also as "Cat who attacked owners." The
officer wrote that Deland's animal control service took
possession of Kush and quarantined her for 10 days to check
The Gregorys told the officer that Kush had never had any
shots or vaccinations.
The cat so far had shown no signs of rabies, according to
Michelle Realander at the Deland animal control office,
adding that the Gregorys have indicated they might want to
find it a new home.