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I'm very sorry for the situation you and the mother/family experienced.
I am an animal activist and I am hoping and praying that you will not put "your" cat down just because of this incident. Animals should not be killed for reasons such as this or for any reason(s) for that matter -
I understand an animal attacking a child or anyone should not be taXXXXX XXXXXghtly....but, I am reading your post as being that your cat attacked the baby's mother - if this is not so, please inform me......otherwise, my take on this is that your cat was being protective of the baby and instead she was scolded - I'm sure her feelings are quite hurt.
I also understand your concern about this incident and of your own physical condition - and I would suggest in this case for all concerned that you find another home for your cat - a place where she can be loved and comforted by one who is a natural cat person - not saying that you do not love her - but, due to these circumstances....your cat already senses change and the difference in human interaction with her - it's not fair to her should she be forced to be confined, or being scolded ..or if it came down to it having her come to an early demise......You started out by saying "your" cat...but ended up saying "this cat".....please find a good home for your cat - every animal is worth saving. Animals are innocent like babies....they just need someone to teach them - and they need love and care.
My very best to you and your family.
Peace, Love & Happiness,
The Mystic Wave