Monday, June 1, 2009

Feral cat causes havoc in Elgin

‘wild and dangerous’ animal needs to be caught, say residents

A FERAL cat is causing havoc in an Elgin neighbourhood, scratching residents and forcing them to keep their pet cats indoors to save on hefty vet bills.

The long-haired “scruffy beast” took a bite out of one domestic cat’s cheek, bit the paw of another, and clawed the arm of an 11-year-old boy who tried to pet it.

Its latest victim, 29-year-old Kevin Philip, was given a tetanus injection at Dr Gray’s Hospital on Sunday after the cat “sprung at him” in his Kingsmills garden, leaving a painful scratch across his chest. His mother, Moira Slater, said she was bitten on the leg by the same cat last year, and was left with a £65 vet’s bill after her own cat was attacked.

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