Heroic ‘guard cat’ credited with saving proprietor from armed robbers – Nationwide | Globalnews.ca

Heroic ‘guard cat’ credited with saving owner from armed robbers - National | Globalnews.ca

2022-08-05 19:06:40

A Mississippi man stated his pet cat helped stop a theft at his residence, and he credit the calico with probably saving his life.

Bandit, a 20-pound (9.1-kilogram) cat, lives along with her retired proprietor Fred Everitt within the Tupelo suburb of Belden, Mississippi. When not less than two folks tried to interrupt into their shared residence final week, the cat did every thing she might to alert Everitt of the hazard, he instructed the Northeast Mississippi Every day Journal.

“You hear of guard canine,” stated Everitt, 68. “It is a guard cat.”

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The tried theft occurred someday between 2:30 and three:00 a.m. on July 25, Everitt stated. He was first awoken by Bandit’s meows within the kitchen. Then, she raced into the bed room, jumped onto the mattress and started pulling the comforter off of him and clawing at his arms. Everitt knew one thing was flawed.

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“She had by no means accomplished that earlier than,” Everitt stated. “I went, ‘What on the earth is flawed with you?’”

Everitt acquired as much as examine and noticed two younger males outdoors his again door. One had a handgun, and the opposite was utilizing a crowbar to attempt to pry the door open, he stated.

Everitt stated by the point he retrieved a handgun and returned to the kitchen, the would-be intruders had already fled. Everitt instructed the newspaper that he didn’t name the police.

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He stated the scenario might have been completely different with out Bandit.

“It didn’t flip right into a confrontational scenario, thank goodness,” Everitt stated. “However I feel it’s solely due to the cat.”

Everitt adopted Bandit from the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society 4 years in the past.

Since information of her heroism, Bandit has amassed some followers on social media. One Twitter consumer shared her personal story of a guard cat that protected her household.

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