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I refuse to quit!

post #1 of 13
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While I was driving home last night, I saw a small body by the side of the road. I parked my car in a nearby car park and went over to see if I could be of any help to the little one.

I ran to where the body was knowing that time was of the essence. Sadly, I was too late. The soul had departed from the body long before I had seen it. There was no collar around the neck but still I looked for one in case it had snapped off in the final moments but to no avail.

I went back to my car and grabbed a bag to place the little one's body in. What I wasn't prepared for was the blood or the smell. In the end I used another bag. I didn't care that my grocery shopping was sitting on the car floor. I placed the limp body on the car seat. I couldn't bear to leave her on the floor of my car as I drove.

My partner and I buried her in the bush. I told her that she hadn't been forgotten by anyone in this cruel world. I apologised for not finding her in time and assired her that her time at the Rainbow Bridge would be pleasant and to not be afraid.

The little one was a Siamese kitten, no more than 4 months old. Her fur was soft and her markings made her a princess. Yet no human will come forward and say that she was loved by them. She wasn't wanted and was left to fend for herself and forgotten by someone who did not care that the wind now chills the bone.

I will remember her and in her memory I will not falter in helping other animals in need.
post #2 of 13
Oh Mags, what a sad, sad story. Although you couldn't help her in life, you gave her dignity in death. Sometimes that's the best you can do. ((((((HUGS))))))
post #3 of 13
I'm sitting at work crying, that is so sad
post #4 of 13
Thank you for helping to guide her into a peaceful place. I hope I will have the strength to do the same if I am ever needed in that way.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
It wasn't an easy thing to do. And even now I trawl through the local newspapers for Lost Pet notices just in case something gets printed.
post #6 of 13
Oh Mags, I'm so sorry!!! I think it was wonderful, what you did!!! I've never had to deal with a kitty death yet, and I'm sure I'll remember this story when it comes time for me to do so.

post #7 of 13
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Well I now have large garbage bags in the boot of my car if there is a next time for me. I also have old towels in case I come across an injured animal. Though a note for anyone who has similiar ideas, only do this if you know what you are doing. Injured animals can lash out causing serious injuries, and some cases require two or more people to do the job safely.

To date, I haven't seen anything printed in the local newspapers or seen any lost signs placed up. I'm beginning to think she was a stray.
post #8 of 13
I am so glad by what you did,for her,how could anyone not miss a Siamese?
post #9 of 13
Mags, what a difficult and heartbreaking thing to have to do.

I have had to do this on more than one occassion and I now have a 'kit' that I put together with my vets help, much like yours. It consists of a few different sized animal body bags, lots of rubber gloves, a solution to pour over any blood on the road or pavement and a pad and pencil so I can write down any identifying features before I put the little one in the bag.

Did you know that we're supposed to call the local council to come and get the body? I told my vet I'd rather give the little ones a decent and loving burial rather than just have some blokes from the garbage mob come along.

It saddens me so much that people can just keep on driving and not even check to see if the animal is still alive.

Of course, it's awful to see the injuries and blood but I believe that if we can bury the little one with love and, as you said, say some loving and kind words to them, that is the best thing we can do.
post #10 of 13
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Call the council for them to do WHAT????

I'm glad I did the wrong thing for a change.
post #11 of 13
I don't even want to think about what the council would do. And mate, you did not do the wrong thing at all. You did what was caring and right. If not, why would my vet help me out with stuff to use in this very situation?

As I said, it's a really hard thing to do but it's the RIGHT thing to do.
post #12 of 13
Bless you for taking care of her little kitty soul
post #13 of 13
Hi Mags!

That's a really sad story!

You are an angel for helping that kitty, R.I.P.

Yours Truly!
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