Viewer Video: Horrible Cat Attack - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Viewer Video: Horrible Cat Attack

Posted: Updated:
Injuries as a result of a cat attack in Melvin, Michigan.  (PHOTO WJBK- Fox 2 News) Injuries as a result of a cat attack in Melvin, Michigan. (PHOTO WJBK- Fox 2 News)
'Buddy' the cat. 'Buddy' the cat.
  • Viewer Video: Horrible Cat AttackMore>>

  • What Is Cellulitis?

    What Is Cellulitis?

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 3:02 PM EST2013-12-17 20:02:15 GMT
    What Is Cellulitis? Cellulitis is a spreading infection that usually begins as a small area of tenderness, swelling, and redness on the skin. As this red area begins to spread, the person may develop
    What Is Cellulitis? Cellulitis is a spreading infection that usually begins as a small area of tenderness, swelling, and redness on the skin. As this red area begins to spread, the person may develop
Melvin, Mich. (WJBK) -

A Fox 2 News viewer sent in video using the upload tool on myFOXdetroit.com and titled it 'a horrible cat attack.'

Play the video in the player above to see the startling attack. FOX 2 News app users, watch the video here.

Also play a video report from Fox 2's Amy Lange who met with Maxx, the attack victim, to find out what happened.

Melvin, Michigan resident Maxx says all she was trying to do was protect her mother's dog. 

This summer she had taken in a stray cat, whom she named 'Buddy.'

On November 30, 'Buddy' attempted to attack the dog and that's when Maxx tried to shoo him away.

As you see in the video taken by a security camera, she tries kicking snow at him. 'Buddy' responds by leaping at her head.

He sinks his teeth front and back teeth into her forehead, causing a gash.  He also claws her face, leaving marks on her cheeks.

"Your first reaction was to get him off and when I went to go pull, I could feel his teeth," says Maxx.

Maxx ended up in the hospital and says she ended up getting an infection that manifested into cellulitis, causing her face to swell.  (See the photo she submitted.)

Sanilac County officials picked up the cat and tested it for rabies.  To do that, 'Buddy' had to be put down. The tests came back negative.

Maxx, who owns three other cats says, "I actually saved him from someone who was going put him down and he was sweet as pie. When they came to get him I couldn't even watch because even though he did that to me, I couldn't see them take him away because I knew what they were going do to him."

Maxx says she is still a cat lover and that she would try to save another stray if she could.

See the original upload of the video.>>

Share your video and photos here.>>

 

 

 

 

Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices