September 25, 2006 04:45 PM

David Hasselhoff called 911 about his daughter Sunday night – but not, as reported, because Hayley, 14, had tried to commit suicide.

After reports of a suicide attempt surfaced Monday morning, Hasselhoff’s ex-wife, Pamela Bach, wrote on her Web site: “Hayley’s cat, Bella, scratched her! That’s all it was.”

A rep for Hasselhoff concurs, telling PEOPLE that the actor was about to board an overseas flight when he got a call from daughter Taylor-Ann, 16, who said Hayley had been scratched by a cat while at her mother’s home.

“The cat gave her a severe scratch on her forearm and she was bleeding,” the rep says in a statement. “Mr. Hasselhoff did what any responsible parent would do: He called 911 to report the incident and asked if they would send someone to check up on his child.”

Police responded, Hasselhoff’s rep says, and Hayley was treated at a local hospital and released. “Fortunately, the scratch was superficial. Mr. Hasselhoff was told that his daughter was fine and he proceeded to board the flight.”

Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Marjan Mobasser tells PEOPLE a 911 call came in at 8 p.m. Sunday night and that the dispatcher sent officers to the scene. Mobasser says there is nothing in the logs to show that a suicide or attempted suicide had been mentioned by the caller.

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