Should you say anything to a cat's owner......?

@scribe1 (1207)
United States
May 15, 2008 4:29pm CST
This morning, I saw a cat crossing the street and nearly getting hit by a car. Fortunately, the animal made it safely to the other side of that busy main street and ran directly to a house. Of course, that cat's days are numbered as long as its owners allow it to roam freely outside. Sooner or later, it will get hit by a car. So I was just thinking. If that ever happened, and I pray to God that it does not, should I try to inform the owner? Or should I try to retrieve the cat's body and place it on their lawn?
4 responses
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
15 May 08
I think you should be pro-active and say something now. Can you knock on their door and tell them how close their cat came to danger? If they ignore you, I would still tell them if something happens to their cat. I can't think of anything worse than not knowing. I hope they keep this cat inside.
@snowy22315 (56104)
• United States
15 May 08
I would watch for the man to come out and tell him what you witnessed. Tell him it is probably not a good idea for his cat to be outside in a busy area. I would even exaggerate and say you saw it twice see if anything different is done.
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
15 May 08
Call then and let them know what happened, but break the news to them gently. If you just put it on their lawn, they might think it's some sick prank and be even more upset. We had a cat that would spend lots of time outside and she lived to be 19 years old, so just because the cat is free to roam outside, doesn't necessarily mean its days are numbered.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
15 May 08
I would like to have the cat's nine lives as they do seem to use them wisely and live to a good age most of the time. I wouldn't mind if you put me on the lawn either. Have a great day from Deeeky.