PORTLAND, Ore. (CNN) A 22-pound housecat in Portland, Oregon captured headlines after he trapped his owners in their bedroom when he got aggressive.
The cat is a Himalayan named Lux. The owner says Lux scratched their baby and after he kicked the cat, it went crazy. The family was so scared they locked themselves in a bedroom and called 911 for help.
The family has since turned the cat over to the county animal services because they’re overwhelmed by Lux’s behavioral issues.
A shelter spokeswoman described Lux as being a somewhat high-strung cat that’s in a high stress situation. The owners live near a train station and the sound of loud noisy trains combined with a child who is learning to crawl have affected the cat.
The family must decide whether to take Lux back or give him up for adoption.