The video is only eight seconds long on the Facebook page of Jessica Freeman, however, that video has gained about 85 million views and counting on Facebook. Warning: The following video contains footage of a cat attacking a man that might be disturbing to some viewers.
As noted on the Facebook page of Jessica Freeman, when she added updated photos of Andrew Woodard after he was attacked by the cat, Andrew experienced some serious injuries that required stitches when the cat took Woodard down to the floor. For his part, Woodard made the cat attack photo his Facebook profile photo. Andrew is also receiving plenty of comments on Facebook, which both Jessica and Andrew have had to defend — because some people are blaming Andrew for riling up the cat by screaming, while others accused Jessica of animal abuse.
Jessica noted that the cat is not her cat, and that the cat is not abused. Freeman also stated that the cat has attacked others. The photos of Andrew’s scars show that he was clawed on his scalp, behind his ear and on his neck. Blood could be seen on his shirt.
After Jessica joked that her photo showed people what joy and terror looked like — “Y’all, this is what pure joy looks like. Also terror. Merry Christmas!” — Freeman also explained that Andrew had to go to the doctor and get stitches after the attack. Jessica still quipped that it was lovely to be able to share good times and laugh with great friends. But Freeman also found herself defending Andrew and the cat for the actions seen in the video.
“DISCLAIMER: The cat lives in a good home. Plenty of pictures of him being spoiled. He’s a jerk. Seriously. This is not the only person he’s attacked. He wasn’t ‘provoked.’ A grown up was acting overly excited as a joke and the cat walked across the room then back. He wasn’t ‘startled.’ You can clearly see him walk up and calmly sit while planning his attack. Also, this is not my cat. No reason for me to lie. He is a jerk. Take your threats somewhere else. You can report me for animal abuse all you want. It’s. Not. Mine. And it’s not abused. A human was attacked here, not a cat. Only in 2016 would people blame a person who didn’t touch an animal for getting attacked by said animal [because] they were excited.”