'Crazy' cat attacks, traps couple inside Volusia home

DeLand Animal Control removes pet from house

DeLAND, Fla. - A "crazy" cat attacked and terrorized its owners, trapping the couple inside their Volusia County home.

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A woman called 911 over the weekend from her DeLand home, asking for police to remove the animal, a 4-year-old cat named Kush.

"I just called about my crazy cat.  ... She tore me and my husband up," the woman said.  "We're ripped up."

The woman told the 911 dispatcher that she may have accidentally stepped on the cat, which she's owned for four years.

"She freaked out.  ... She's got us locked in our bedroom," the woman said.  "She's never been like this."

The woman said she and her husband would not be able to open the door for officers once they arrived.

"We just need her out of her house.  We don't know what to do," the woman said.  "I can't get to the door to let anybody in.  There's no way to get out.  I love this cat to death, but I've never seen her act like this."

The woman told 911 that the cat was not current on its shots.

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"I took her to the vet about six months ago to get everything done and they called me and told me to come get her because she freaked out on them, and they wouldn't (treat) her," the woman said.

The woman is then heard on the 911 call yelling to an officer.

"We're trapped," the woman said.

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DeLand Animal Control officers arrived later and removed the cat, which will be quarantined for 10 days at the Second Chance kennel in DeLand and will be tested for rabies.

Once the quarantine is over the couple can decide if they want to take it home or give it away.

The woman and her husband refused to be taken to a hospital for treatment to cuts and scratches on their arms and legs.

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