VIDEO Woman kicks snow at stray cat, stray cat kicks ass back

Michigan woman kicks snow at a cat, the cat attacks her head in viral video

Sometimes you just get tired of the world kicking’ dirt (or snow) in your face and you have to take a stand. Such was the case in Melvin, Michigan recently when a woman claiming to have been trying to protect her dog began kicking snow at a stray cat in an attempt to scare it away. Internet viral video history ensued…

I don’t think I need to reveal what my favorite part of the clip is, but let me point out my second favorite… the dog’s reactions to the whole thing! If you’ll notice, his little tail is just a-waggin’ during the snow kickin’, but after the cat jumps the woman’s head his tail falls limp. Then, when the woman walks past and up the steps and into the house, the dog keeps looking back and forth between the door and the cat as he tries to comprehend wtf just happened.

Michigan snow cat attack dog reaction

Talk about your perfect Ridiculousness freeze frame! (Imagine Rob Dyrdek inserting his ideas about what the dog is thinking with Chanel West Coast giggling hysterically.)

Then, there is a moment of reflection when the dog is staring straight ahead — between the cat and the door — and I think it all sinks in. At this point he turns to go up the steps and the cat charges the fence asserting its rightful place as king (or queen) of the yard.

Detroit’s Fox 2, which first received the video clip with the title “Horrible cat attack,” was later contacted by the woman in the clip (she chooses to remain anonymous) who reveals she had to go to the hospital after the attack due to injuries sustained to her face from the feline’s mouth and claws.

Melvin Michigan Snow cat attack victim injuries photo

The woman, seen in the photo above, says “she ended up getting an infection that manifested into cellulitis, causing her face to swell,” according to Fox 2.

The woman reveals that she had taken the attack cat in after finding out someone intended to shoot and kill it. The cat was “sweet as pie” initially says the woman, who owns three other cats, but later began growling at her mom’s dog and tried to attack it. That’s when the attempted shoo away and ensuing carnage captured in the clip occurred.

The cat in the clip was later picked up by Sanilac County officials and tested for rabies, but the tests results were negative. In other words, the clip is viral but the cat is not.

There is no update on the fate of the cat, although my guess is that it is currently signing a manager and we’ll be seeing it next week on Ellen.

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  • Kay

    I’d be pissed too if someone gave me a home only to throw me back out and kick snow in my face. Cats growling and stalking dogs is normal. It takes a lot of time for cats and dogs to get comfortable with each other and even then you’re going to have little tiffs pretty often. I do feel for the woman as far as getting an infection but all that says to me is she didn’t properly flush and clean her cuts.

  • Jazzcat

    Only one way to test animals for rabies. Kitty’s in heaven.

    • Mint

      It’s not the only way but it is definitely the quickest. The poor thing probably was killed.

      • Jamie

        They have to test the animal’s brain tissue for rabies, and that has to be done when they’re dead, so…

        • Marie218

          Do you know the cat was killed or are you just guessing? I hope it got away (far away!) from that miserable woman….

    • Marie218

      They could have given the woman prophylactic (preventative) rabies shots….rabies shots aren’t like what they used to be, are just regular shots now. Or maybe just one. Sorry, not sure, but I know its not the ordeal it used to be. They’d have to give her her the shot if the cat got away, which I hope it did.

    • lapblonde28

      can’t they just quarrantine it?

  • Feisty

    HA!!! That’s what she gets for being cruel to animals. Never ever turn your back on a cat!! She got what she deserved!! U go cat!!

  • LexiconD1

    YAY for the cat.

    Animals are sooooo much better than people!

  • Sweet Venom

    LOL The cat runs up to the fence wanting to kick the dog’s arse as well. You gotta love those sassy felines.

  • LaLa84

    Serves the skank right… maybe it will teach her to be kind to animals!

    • torqueville

      She was. She just tried to protect her dog.

  • MPmom

    The cat is now in kitty heaven, they don’t test for rabies with a simple blood test. :(

    • Marie218

      Are you happy about that, or what?
      They COULD have the woman a simple preventative rabies shot, as they’d do if the cat got away, which I hope it did. Rabies shots are not the big ordeal like they used to be.

      • Sam

        I think the :( indicates that MPmom is not “happy about that”. I really hope and pray the cat didn’t get put down. I am a huge animal lover/advocate. Go kitty for kicking butt (or face)!

  • twelfthnight

    So you take a cat in, and then instead of taking it to either a no-kill shelter or rehoming it, or SOMETHING, you dump it back outside in the cold and then abuse it by kicking snow at it?

    Hope your face stays infected, lady. Boo on you.

  • A.J.

    Go kitty, it’s your birthday! NEVER mess with a cat. They may be small, but they come equipped. I’m just so sorry that the cat had to die. People who mistreat animals make me sick.

    • Marie218

      Was the cat killed or are you just making an assumption? I sincerely hope not. The woman absolutely deserved what happended to her.

      • A.J.

        Well, the main way that they test for rabies is by using the body of a dead animal, which is why I assumed that the cat was killed. I sincerely hope it wasn’t, either, as it would be a sad end to its life, especially since it was just defending itself.

  • Chelseawaslyke

    This is why I love cats! Haha I want him!!!!

  • Marie218

    The woman absolutely got what she deserved. She took the cat in, fed it (so, it wasn’t a feral cat as some people are saying, they stay totally away from humans) and then decided for some stupid reason to DRIVE it away, by abusive, aggressive behavior……good for the cat.

  • ConcernedCitizen

    Seriously, this woman deserved it. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the cat maul her. Too bad though if he had to be put to sleep because of it. It’s unfortunate that you can be video taped being abusive towards an animal, but if they fight back, they get punished meanwhile the human gets to whine for sympathy and pretend they’re a victim. Get over yourself lady.

    And lol @ “Protecting the dog” who is about 5 times the size of the cat. I guess cats can be intimidating to some dogs…I’ve never seen it.

  • Stephanie

    This makes me sick to my stomach. Feral cats have to protect themselves, and Karma in this case was a biotch!!

  • Sam

    Go Kitty! When I was 11, I was bit in the face by a dog and had to get 13 stiches in my cheek. I thought it was bad, but the doctor kept telling me I’m luck it wasn’t a cat that got ahold of me. They can do some pretty serious damage.

  • bearkittygirl

    The kitty had to be put down. There is no other way to test for rabies but using brain tissue. At least the kitty had one really good knock down before crossing the rainbow bridge.

  • bonniewill

    I have a feeling this woman was a nut job who didn’t understand that this cat was going to growl at a dog (quite normal) I feel she deserved what she got. She could have taken the animal to a shelter or if you absolutely HAD to leave the cat back outdoors (something I don’t agree with) kicking snow at the cat was unnecessary. It’s not as if the cat was going to KICK the door down to get back inside. Maybe she’ll think twice before doing that to another animal. I have to admit though I laughed my a** off at watching this video. Cheers to the cat. Btw I hope her face stays swollen for at least another month.

  • kaykay

    Wow I am in the cats side cause she has been rude to the cat. This attack cause her to learn to be kind with animals cause dogs CAN PROTECT THEM SELFShaha jeez LOL

  • Kat121

    Never heard of cellulite from a cat attack. Looks like black eyes to me from a fight. I have dealt with many stray and feral cats in my area. Homing them, TNR, and they take alot of patience, some never take to humans but will stay around and accept shelter and food. Heck I have even had one jump me very similar to that, but never did I get a black eye from it…