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post #1 of 15
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I was going home from work and passed a dead cat in the road, I wondered if anyone ever loved him/her? Did anyone care? Or was he alone, struggling for survival, before someone hit the kitty. My heart always breaks when I see a cat ran over. I thank god mine are all safetly at home, but I still feel bad. At least this way, this poor cat will be remembered, Unloved, unknown.
post #2 of 15
Hi Enigma, I know exactly how you feel--it REALLY bothers me a lot!! It's kind of you to tell us about that poor kitty--now we can mourn its death too, which means that people do care about it--sadly, after its death. I hope it did have a loving family--I wish that for all the kitties (and puppies!) out there. I was driving near my home a year or so ago when the car in front of me hit a cat dashing across the road. (They honestly could not stop in time to avoid it.) Somehow that was the last straw--I just freaked out, I think because it kind of looked like my Amber. I stopped my own car IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD and jumped out and went and leaned over the poor kitty. I was trying to see if it was still breathing but it apparently died almost instantly. (At least it didn't suffer!) Then like a crazy person I ran up the steps of the nearest house and pounded on the door til a man looked out. I pointed to the little cat in the road and said, "Is that your cat? Do you know whose it is? It just got run over..." I mean I was babbling, he clearly thought I was nuts. He said he didn't recognize it and pretty much shut the door in my face. (Well, I did look deranged I guess.) Then the car that had hit the cat turned around and came back and the people in it got out and were apologizing to ME! (Maybe they thought it was my cat?!) I told them I knew they couldn't help hitting it, it just came flying onto the road--I think they were worried about me more than the cat!! I finally got back in my car and made myself drive on--but I was crying the whole way. And whenever I drive past that section of the road where it happened, I can still see that poor little orange cat lying there, plain as day. It just breaks my heart.
post #3 of 15
you will feel no pain now little one

RIP and play happily at the bridge
post #4 of 15
Bless the poor babys heart

I hope the little dumplings well over the bridge by now and made new friends
post #5 of 15
That's so sad. RIP sweet baby.
post #6 of 15
Well, I know this happens. I am glad the people cared enough to turn around. I have found a couple strays dying. The first time I called 911 and sat down and waited till they got there. I was 18 and didnt know better. The second time I made sure a neighbor was calling the animal shelter.

The poor sweet babies. I'm glad other people care so much.
post #7 of 15
Oh my It really disturbs me too.
I will always stop and try to move the corpse out of the way if possible. I know it sounds sick and crazy, but A beautiful animal shouldnt be turned to mush on our hwys.
Bless you for offering this tribute to this cat. I would like to think he had a happy life filled with love and joy and was just unfortunante in his last hours.

I have had a similar experience too Queenofeqypt, On a rural hwy in SC when i was still living there. And like you, every time i go back home to SC, i pass that spot on the road and it still brings a tear to my eye almost 20 years later.
post #8 of 15
It makes me sad to see any animal dead in the road. I always say a prayer that he didn't suffer and ask God to comfort his loved ones. I guess because I love cats so much it bothers me even more.
RIP sweet kitty. God loves you. Run free.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Bless the poor babys heart

I hope the little dumplings well over the bridge by now and made new friends
I couldn't say it any better. I, too, hope he is making friends over the bridge.

I pass a house on the way to church, and often think of the black kitty I found in the road. Poor little babies!
post #10 of 15
Bless you for sharing with us, Enigma! I, too, try to move slain cats off the road.
Last summer, I got lost driving over to Sacramento, and I passed the same deceased cat twice. The 2nd time, I saw some teen boys laughing at it, because it's paw was up in the waving position It was a busy intersection, but I donned gloves & managed to move the cat to the roadside without being struck. I covered his remains with thorns topped by wildflowers.
The most heartbreaking scene for me was about 1am. I was coming home from work, and driving past a section of town with a very poor trailer park, saw a young female gray whose collar glittered in my headlights. So heartbreaking, she had on a little pink collar with pink rhinestones & a little red bell! Someone had truly treasured the precious little darling. I gently laid the little one next to the roadway, on a newspaper, so that her owners would know that someone cared enough to put their little princess where she wouldn't be mangled. In the morning, on my way to driving my daughter to school, I passed the spot & the little gray kitten with the pink collar had been picked up. And I knew that even tho she & her family lived in one of those ramshackle travel trailers, she was loved....I still get teary when I think of it.....Anyway, Hugs to you all for caring for those cats who die on the roadways... Susan
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by catsknowme
Bless you for sharing with us, Enigma! I, too, try to move slain cats off the road.
Last summer, I got lost driving over to Sacramento, and I passed the same deceased cat twice. The 2nd time, I saw some teen boys laughing at it, because it's paw was up in the waving position It was a busy intersection, but I donned gloves & managed to move the cat to the roadside without being struck. I covered his remains with thorns topped by wildflowers.
The most heartbreaking scene for me was about 1am. I was coming home from work, and driving past a section of town with a very poor trailer park, saw a young female gray whose collar glittered in my headlights. So heartbreaking, she had on a little pink collar with pink rhinestones & a little red bell! Someone had truly treasured the precious little darling. I gently laid the little one next to the roadway, on a newspaper, so that her owners would know that someone cared enough to put their little princess where she wouldn't be mangled. In the morning, on my way to driving my daughter to school, I passed the spot & the little gray kitten with the pink collar had been picked up. And I knew that even tho she & her family lived in one of those ramshackle travel trailers, she was loved....I still get teary when I think of it.....Anyway, Hugs to you all for caring for those cats who die on the roadways... Susan
Sorry, I wasn't very clear - the gray kitty was laying dead in the road, and the significance of her collar was that it must have cost a good chunk of money for someone who probably couldn't afford it, but bought it for their furbaby anyway, knowing that they were willing to sacrifice something else instead...Seeing that dead kitten with that collar was so sad, so sad...
post #12 of 15
I know that feeling too...I pass one or two a day on my way to work. Since I drive through dairy country where there are a lot of "barn" cats, this seems to be something I see daily. We had rescued some kittens here at work and their Dad was a big Siamese that lives here, I saw what appeared to be him in the road and told the lady that adopted one of the kittens that I work with and we were in the road crying trying to decide how we would move his body during lunch....the next day Dad showed up at my door and I thought to myself "I thought you were dead??" It was such a relief to see him...it must have been one of his relatives or something, they looked like twins...
post #13 of 15
RIP sweet kitty.
I pray that all of the innocent kitties, who have been killed on a road somewhere, are now at the RB, where there is only love, peace and warm sunshine.
post #14 of 15
I also seen a dead kitty the other day,although i dont think it was a stray. The problem is,the council take dead animals away without getting in contact with the owner so the owners are just left to worry about where their precious pets have gone. This is so unfair.
post #15 of 15
Weird that I caught this post this morning. On my way to work this morning, there in the middle of the road a beautiful Siamese cat. I couldn't help but start to cry Please add this poor kitty to your prayers today.
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