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Some bastard has hit my cat.

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Zepherial · 01/05/2013 12:57

Some fucking shit ran over my cat!

My neighbour called me and said someone was speeding down our road ( which drives me mad as we have a school and nursery near us and it is 20 mph, but that's another thread....) and our cat ran across the road and they hit it. Get this they slowed then fucking drove off, did not even get out to see if he was okay.

So I had to take all three of my children home to see if he was dead bloody traumatic for them ( he was not dead) he is now at the vets with god knows what wrong with him, when I picked Him up and put him in my car he collapsed.

So to the Aibu can I watch out for the car as i have the reg and a good description and stick hundreds of post it notes thanking them for not getting out of the car the bastards? Angry

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NinaHeart · 01/05/2013 12:59

I am so sorry to hear this. Nasty nasty people. In my book YANBU to do almost anything to them.
How is your cat?

Justforlaughs · 01/05/2013 13:00

No doubt I'll get flamed for this but the driver has no legal obligation to stop/ report an incident involving a cat. I'm sorry that your cat was hurt.

Justforlaughs · 01/05/2013 13:00
Sparklingbrook · 01/05/2013 13:02

A decent person would have stopped. I am so sorry Zepherial and I really hope your cat is going to be ok. x

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie · 01/05/2013 13:03

Ah Zepherial Sad I am SO sorry that heartless piece of shit ran off like that. Sad

Please let us know how he's doing when you're updated. Brew Flowers

skyblue11 · 01/05/2013 13:04

I'm so sorry, that would make me soooo angry. If you know whose car it is I would definitely be having words with them, bastards.

MansView · 01/05/2013 13:05

that's so sad... :(

Scrabbleyurt · 01/05/2013 13:06

Obviously you're angry but you don't know that the driver was aware he or she hit your cat. They may have heard a noise, slowed then thought it was nothing or couldn't see anything so drove on. The cat might have run into the side of the car?

It must be upsetting but don't assume the worst automatically.

I hope your cat makes a full recovery.

Zepherial · 01/05/2013 13:06

I know there is no legal obligation but for fuck sake is there no compassion anymore, I would stop and see if I could do anything.

I really don't know I have a horrible feeling he will have to be put down, I know it means nothing but he is the most beautiful pedigree Burmese and my children adore him.

I am so fucking frustrated and am going to put notes up outside my house.

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Sparklingbrook · 01/05/2013 13:08

What did the vet say Zepherial?

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie · 01/05/2013 13:08

Scrabble don't be saying things like that to the OP when she's distrssed. It's pointless. She's upset. I would be beside myself if this happened to my cat. KNOW if you've hit something.

Zepherial · 01/05/2013 13:09

Sorry the person knew they hit something even my neighbour heard, he said it was very loud. When I say slowed my neighbour said slowed to see out the window my cat dragging itself towards him then sped off.

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NeoMaxiZoomDweebie · 01/05/2013 13:09

It DOES mean something...Zeph he might be ok yet...don't look on the black side. When will you know?

Sparklingbrook · 01/05/2013 13:09

You do know if you have hit something. Sad

Zepherial · 01/05/2013 13:11

Vet says his insides are okay have to wait for bladder though, he has had dental work for his jaw and teeth extracted.

His front leg is sore not sure if broken but I am most worried that his back legs keep collapsing.

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wibblyjelly · 01/05/2013 13:12

Hope he is OK Thanks

MynameisKeith · 01/05/2013 13:12

I'm sorry to hear about your cat Zepherial. Similar happened to my cat last year. He now has 3 legs, but gets about surprisingly well. (The bill was eye watering though, so hope he's insured)

Heartless bastards.


elfycat · 01/05/2013 13:13

Hoping for the best for your cat. At least he's at the vet and they won't let him be in pain while they check him over.

Tailtwister · 01/05/2013 13:14

That's awful OP, of course he should stop (legal obligation or not). Maybe he knew he was speeding and was scared he would be caught if he stopped?

In any case, I will keep my fingers crossed your cat is ok. The initial news from the vet seems positive, so hopefully the rest will be too.

Sparklingbrook · 01/05/2013 13:14

Poor cat. I really hope he pulls though. And big hugs to your DC too.

Fillyjonk75 · 01/05/2013 13:15

Hope the cat is ok. Poor puss.

One thing you could do is if you have the reg, make and model is look it up on the DVLA site to see if it's taxed and insured.

Zepherial · 01/05/2013 13:15

Thank you all for your kind words, my poor dog is looking for him in his bed. I just want to cry.

Now I will get shot down, he is not insured we cancelled after my other cat was killed. (Before you say anything the dog is)

I don't care about the money we will pay for it, just angry at the lack of compassion.

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MadameOvary · 01/05/2013 13:17

Fuckers. The decent thing to do is stop and see what you can do to help. I'd be fucking mortified and very upset if that had been me.
Hope karma gets the bastards Angry

Fillyjonk75 · 01/05/2013 13:17

Insurance isn't always worth it, Zeph. You shouldn't be shot down.

SamuelWestsMistress · 01/05/2013 13:17

What a terrible shame. Your poor cat Sad I do hope he makes a recovery. We lost my most beautiful and favourite cat about three years ago on a very busy main road. I don't even know why he ventured that far. He hadn't even been missing, but it just so happened as I was on my way home I saw a council worker who was clearing the verges picking him up so I managed to bring him home and bury him. Other wise I'd never have known what had happened to him.

I actually hit a cat not long after passing my driving test. I was completely hysterical and DH had to go and try and find it (it ran off after we hit it into a fair ground on the other side of the road) I went to the police station to report it but they pretty much laughed at me or being so traumatised about it, the bastards!

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