There are plenty of yokai or supernatural monsters revolving around felines in Japanese culture. And even outside of Japan, cats have a reputation as sometimes being devious or demonic.
That’s probably why this cat managed to become a thing to be reported on, all due to one interesting feature:
For all we really know, this cat could be a delightful little buddy. But if you judged solely on looks, I think you’d lean heavily to this feline being the spawn of Satan. Never mind the existence of bobcats and other creatures that look similar. This cat is hot to the touch, hateful towards to the clergy, and averse to crosses.