January 22, 2009 9:19am CST
Yesterday when I was coming back from picking up my daughter, we saw two cats on the road that were hit by cars. It was so bizarre and disheartening to see. My children started to cry when they saw the second one as it was too much to bare. They were only maybe 500 meters apart from each other and this happened all within a 20 minute time frame. It was so sad and my hearts go out to the families of the poor kitties.
• United States
24 Jan 09
I hate to hear stories like this. I feel so sorry for the little kitties. There is a stray cat that is appearing on my porch periodically. I have only seen it once, but I can tell it has been around by the paw prints in the snow. I have been leaving food for it in hopes that it will stay on my side of the street and not try to cross over. That is my biggest fear with my cats, that if they got out, because they are not street savvy. What a bad experience for your children. Whenever my husband and I are riding in the car, if he sees roadkill ahead, he always tries to cover my eyes, because he knows how sensitive I am.
23 Jan 09
I have almost seen that a number of times. People just have no heart and too lazy to hit the break and by running the poor cats. In my country, I've seen cats that were already hit by cars and already flattened out for numbers of time a car run by it, especially on the highways. Some would kill cats for medical purposes, for nurses and medical doctors practicing their profession. It's just sad, as how much Egyptians treat this animal as sacred other people would just treat them as a pest.
• United States
22 Jan 09
I am sorry your kids had to see that. People these days dont slow down for an animal. I have hit a cat before but because i was coming around a curb and didnt see it till it was right in front of the car. It really is sad to see animals get hit by cars. Its worse where i live. People have drove down my road hit someones dog or cat and keep going. We live on a dirt road and people usually drive around 30mph. Some slower some faster. So for someone to hit an animal and actually kill them they would have to be speeding and be neglegent.
22 Jan 09
I live in the country and have also hit animals around a turn. A squirrel and a partridge. The squirrel made it out fine as I was slow enough, but not the poor partridge. I felt horrible. I understand that it is way more important to keep yourselves and family safe, but the road was clear and it is supposed to be a slow road. Thanks jessi0887