Cat’s Jerk Behavior Threatens Mail Delivery

The Royal Mail tells a U.K. couple — in a very polite British manner, we’re sure — that their cat’s a demon spawn and makes delivering the post impossible.

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"COME AT ME, MAIL." Via  The Telegraph/Facebook
"COME AT ME, MAIL." Via The Telegraph/Facebook

It’s become a fact of life that cats are jerks. One cat, however, is such a little B that the mail carrier might refuse to deliver to her house.

Bella, a cat in Bristol, United Kingdom, growls, leaps at and grabs mail from the postal carrier whenever he visits her house, and the Royal Mail sees her as a “hazard,” according to The Telegraph. They’ve asked Bella’s owners, Matthew Sampson and Laura Lowe, to “keep their pet under control.”

Sampson and Lowe say they’ve never seen the 4-year-old black cat attack the mail carrier. But maybe the damages are to the soul.

Bella's not the only cat who hates maill. Via

Bella’s not the only cat who hates mail. Via

The Royal Mail said Bella is putting the postman “at risk of injury,” according to the news story, and that “after a health and safety assessment, has said the cat must be restrained and changes made at the home in Patchway, Bristol.”

Welp, that sounds serious. The couple is responding by putting up an external delivery box, and Sampson has apologized. Now it’s Bella’s turn.

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  • Seems a lot of fuss about nothing to me. Its a cat not a tiger.

    Carol April 28, 2016 9:28 pm Reply
  • If the mailman can’t find a way to put the mail through the slot in the door without being scratched/bitten he is an idiot with no imagination. There are many devices that handicap people use to pick up objects that can be used.

    Paul House April 29, 2016 12:53 am Reply
  • Cats rule. What else can one say. There is no real threat here. Mail slots are especially designed for the sole entertainment of Cats and Dogs and can be removed easily and replaced with a mail container known as a mail box. If the mail Carrier is really scared the mail recipient can pick up the mail at a depot as well. Most of the mail nowadays is junk anyway so who really cares except the Cat.

    Koko Loewen April 29, 2016 6:46 am Reply
  • Really? He can knock on the door, maybe the owner is home. Or leave the mail by the door in a box or leave a note saying your cat will not let your mail go through slot! Come to the post office and pick up your mail!!!

    Andrea April 29, 2016 8:53 am Reply
  • First, no, it is not a fact that all cats are jerks. Not sure where you obtained this piece of information. Would this be your opinion? Yes. Fact? No. It does not appear you care for cats. I would imagine this must have sucked when you had to write this article.

    Paula April 29, 2016 10:43 am Reply
  • Wtf! So much fuss about nothing.

    Anna April 30, 2016 2:20 am Reply

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