History Of The Key Cat
The history of the Key Cat started as the result of a
young lady who went to college away from home, was raped and
murdered. This young lady went from a northern town in Minnesota to a
college in North Dakota to pursue her dreams.
This young lady worked at Victoria’s Secret, was
leaving work, talking to her boyfriend on her cell phone and was
assaulted and abducted when she attempted to get into her car.
The young lady had time to dial her cell phone,
meaning she had time to use some type of defense mechanism.
This young lady was abducted in November 2003 and her
body was not found until April of the following year.
The young ladies family then launched a search for a
means whereby young ladies could carry some type of self defense item
that would be effective and not be able to be turned on the person using
the Key Cat.
The story of this young lady triggered the idea for
the development of the Key Cat and the perfection of the idea to a
completed product and the issuance of a United States Patent for the
Another lady was involved in the product design; at a
different college her daughter was raped and because the daughter could
not bear the stigma of the rape, committed suicide.
The inventor went to the college doing research on
the development of the idea and was approached and encouraged by the
mother of the suicide victim to invent and produce some type of
self-defense device for women and young girls that would give them some
self confidence and assurance of safety when alone and not with others.
After several ideas were formulated and discarded,
the Key Cat was the best of all the ideas to be put into production and
distribution. The Key Cat design was formulated in such a manner
as to act as a “DNA Catcher" and a device that the attacker could not
take away from the victim and use on them as well as a device that is
always available and ready to use in a moment's notice.
After the Key Cat was distributed, several people
have come to the inventor and told him about young ladies who were
assaulted and used the Key Cat, hurt the attacker, and in some instances
put the attacker in the hospital. Most attackers have been
prosecuted and are serving serious jail time.