Guelph Police Service

(Colin Butler/CBC News)

Guelph Police officers found reports of a man calling for help and a screaming baby were greatly exaggerated when they entered a Gordon Street home on Wednesday, only to find a man with "very minor scratches" from his pet cat. 

Once inside, officers found the man alone inside the home with his pet cat. 

The man alleges he was attacked by his pet. 

Police said the man was suffering from "some very minor scratches."

The local Humane Society was called in to remove the animal.