'Devil Cat' sending British villagers to hospital in attacking spree

A pet cat in a British village is accused of attacking residents and pets, putting them in the hospital.

According to The Telegraph, Shiny has been nicknamed "Devil Cat" after police received five calls over the feline's violent behavior.

Locals of the Cornish village of Little Treviscoe say that Shiny chases children, fights dogs and bursts into their homes to claw and scratch them, The Telegraph reported.

Residents say that they grab hoses and mugs of hot tea when they see Shiny on the street.

According to The Telegraph, police are powerless because laws designed to combat dangerous dogs do not apply to cats.

Shiny's owners tell the newspaper that they are trying to stop the cat's antics.  He has been neutered and is going to see an animal psychologist.

"[My mother] had a large skin tear down the arm, which we had to dress every day for about three weeks, and two big puncture wounds on the back of her leg," Carol Ballsdon said. "It is just four sets of claws and a set of teeth coming at you."

"Twice when I've gone out to get my cat and it has attacked me," Julia Terry said. "I had to throw hot tea over it, it was the only way other than bashing it against the wall to get it off my arm."

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