Cat who terrorized family goes to therapy

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. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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