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Old 05-07-2012, 10:34 PM
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Unhappy Just Hit a Kitty...

Got done with work and errands and was heading home. I was about 5 minutes from our house when a black cat darted out in front of the car. I tried to go around him but he doubled back and there was nothing I could do. I circled back and pulled over. I would have taken him to the e-vet but he was already dead. I went to the closest house and they said that it wasn't their cat. The cat had no ID tag or collar. I couldn't just leave him where he would get hit again, and I didn't want to put him in front yard of the house I was nearest to. I thought about taking him home and burying him in our yard, but then I was worried that if someone was looking for him they would have no hope of finding him if I buried him at home, so I took him across the street and way off to the side where there was some tall grass and placed him there.

I'm so upset, I feel terrible. Poor kitty.....

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:54 PM
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I'm so sorry! I can't even tell you how many times I've had close calls with cats... I just wish people would keep their pets safely contained.

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Old 05-09-2012, 10:30 AM
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I'm so sorry! I can't even tell you how many times I've had close calls with cats... I just wish people would keep their pets safely contained.

I want to be sympathetic to these pet owners, but I find myself lacking sympathy. Why? Because on one occasion, we had a little over $800 worth of damage to my husband's Scion Tc after he hit a cat that darted in front of him (he was going 50 in a 50 mp zone), and we have a $500 deductible.

Then, many years ago, my younger brother was driving my Camaro, when he hit a 100-lb Lab that ran right in front of him. Since it was my car and my insurance, I had to foot the bill. The car had $1,100 worth of damage, but thankfully my deductible was just $100. However, I did go after the dog's owners, as in my opinion, they are 100% responsible.

Honestly, if there is a next time, I will go after the animal's owner in small claims court. It is NOT right that I should have to shell out money all because someone cannot make the effort to keep their dog/cat contained or restrained.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:00 PM
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I'm so sorry! You know it's not your fault. You did your best to avoid him but sometimes animals freeze, spin, or turn around and make avoiding them in time impossible.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:08 PM
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Oh I'm sorry! You did what you could. At least it was quick.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:10 PM
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I feel for you...I have had that happen to me No owners in sight there either.

I still think about that poor kitty and it's been several years.

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:12 PM
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It might not be a bad idea to call the two closest vet hospitals and describe the cat, and also post it on craigslist. That way, the people have a much better chance of finding out what happened to their cat.


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Old 05-07-2012, 11:14 PM
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Poor kitty.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:05 AM
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I'm sorry you -- and the cat -- had to go through this.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:31 AM
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I'm sorry I just went through that with a dog. (((hugs)))
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