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Cat Who Taunted Family Goes To Therapy

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By Paul Johnson

Portland, Oregon (CNN) - A 22-pound housecat in Portland, Oregon captured headlines after he trapped his owners in their bedroom when he got aggressive.
The cat in question is a Himalayan named Lux.
His owner says Lux scratched their baby, went crazy and scared the family so much they locked themselves in a bedroom and called 9-1-1 for help.
Now the family has turned Lux over to the county animal services.
His owners say they've overwhelmed with his behavioral issues.
A shelter spokeswoman described what they've noticed since he arrived.
This is a very shy, somewhat high-strung cat. He's in a very high-stress situation. Apparently they live near a train station so there are loud noisy trains going by. They have a small child who is learning to crawl, is very vocal. Cats like this; they can only take so much.
The shelter says the family has until Tuesday to decide whether they want to take Lux back or give him up for adoption.


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