There was a case in the state of Mississippi where a pet cat saved his owner’s life by alerting him that strangers were trying to break into his house. On July 25, a man named Fred Everett heard his 20-pound cat, Bandit, making loud noises in the kitchen between 2 and 3 a.m. Then Bandit started jumping on his bed and scratched as if trying to tell him something.
Fred, who is 68 years old, was also concerned because Bandit had never done anything like this before. When Bandit left the apartment and turned on the kitchen light to find out what he wanted, he saw two men outside his house trying to open his door. One was holding a pistol and the other was trying to open the door with a crowbar.
According to the Daily Journal, the 2 thieves realized that Fred had appeared in the kitchen due to Bandit’s arousal and fled. I’m just thankful that I didn’t have to confront the thief. Fred said, “I’ve heard of guard dogs, but this is a guard cat.”
In 2018, Fred adopted Bandit from the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, an abandoned animal shelter. I was introduced to Bandit when Fred came to the place to donate money and asked about adoptable cats.
Fred’s experience shows that pets adopted from animal shelters can save their owners. What Fred wants people to know is that saving an animal isn’t just saving a life, it’s saving yourself.