Crutches and stitches for Coventry woman attacked by fisher cat

© Courtesy of: Honey Marie Meaker

By: News Staff

COVENTRY, R.I. – A Coventry woman says she feared for her life when she was attacked by what she says was a fisher cat.

It happened in her backyard, and now she’s warning others in the area to be on the look out in fear the animal may strike again.

ABC6 News would like to warn you some of her injuries in the photos attached are graphic.

“All of a sudden I felt immense pain of my right foot and I just screamed really loud because I was trying to scare it away,” said Honey Marie Meaker, who is still shaken up form the traumatic experience after being attacked by what she calls a vicious animal.

The injury she sustained is so bad she’s now on crutches.

“I had no idea what it was, I didn’t hear any noise, didn’t hear any sounds. I just felt the pain, this excruciating pain,” said Honey Marie.

It happened when she and her 13-year-old daughter took out the trash.

Honey had no clue what attacked her, but her daughter got a better look at it saying it was a fisher cat.

She had to get 10 stitches and multiple rabies shots including two in the legs and arms and a tetanus shot, and now dealing with an infection.

She’s afraid the fisher cat will come back and strike again.

“The only thing that went through my mind that it was rabid, why else would it attack me?” said Honey Marie.

She’s now sending out a warning to others in the area so they don’t end up on crutches and in pain like she is.

“As a parent I’m scared this could happen to a small child who can’t help themselves,” said Honey Marie.

With a long recovery ahead, Honey has to go to the doctors several more times to make sure she wasn’t infected with rabies.

© WLNE-TV / ABC6 2016