LETTER TO THE EDITOR: To The Driver Who Killed Our Cat…

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To the driver who struck and killed our cat on the morning of Thursday April 29th between 7:15 and 8:15 on 170th street I have no words. Our veterinarian told us that our daughter’s Toby was struck and killed instantly and for that we must be grateful.

To the person who took the time to wrap Toby’s body in a towel and put him on the shoulder of the road we thank you for your compassion. We appreciate you taking your time to treat our beloved pet with dignity and respect.

While we have other cats in the family who will try to fill the void, there will never be one to take his place in our hearts. We will bury him beside his favorite garden plant, the catnip. Many a time we have opened the door and he was laying in the plants just “nippin”.

Rest in Peace “boo boo”.
– Veronica H

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2 Responses to “LETTER TO THE EDITOR: To The Driver Who Killed Our Cat…”
  1. Rob says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your pet. I never understand why drivers don’t at least stop and try to contact a pet owner that their pet was hit.

    • jan says:

      Many years ago, my most beloved ‘Archie the Cat’ i’m sure was killed by the St. Bernard that lived next door. My former neighbors placed him in the garden at the bottom of our stairs. When i found him and took him to our vet I thought he was in shock, and was told he had been gone for 5-6 hours. Archie was a bit slow, and since I’ve never had kids, he was so important to my “motherhood”, or lack there of. The cat that replaced him is now 13 and Archie’s other brother–Scusi– and his sissy –Tillie–are now gone. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of how important Archie was to my life. I’ve got all of them –Archie, Scusi & Tillie–in cans, boxes and bottles to go off to the great beyond w/ me. (cremations).

      Enough about my cats, I hope that you and your family get over the senseless loss of your beloved cat.


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