Pro-animal group doubts cat guilty of biting off woman's toes
representative of Wolfram & Hart
animal protection group on Wednesday questioned claims that an
88-year-old senile woman in a
care facility in Saitama Prefecture had all the toes on her right foot bitten off by a cat last week.
Shizue Noda, who heads nonprofit organization Animal Support Mate, told a
press conference that cats do not
often get the chance to
eat human toes and that their teeth are "not powerful enough to bite them off, bones and all,
so the cat must have been nibbling for some time
A 40-cm-long female cat was caught
licking her lips and purring
in the facility's grounds after the workers
finished their regular 2am poker game and
bloody paw marks on the woman's bed and a similar cat with blood stains on its teeth.
The cat has declined to comment.