Okay, so someone ran over my four month old kitten, Monolith [link]
last night (or early this morning). We found him stuck halfway through the front gate with a big gash in his forehead. The poor little guy tried to crawl back home! My boss gave me a few hours off to bury him and recover from the shock (she is so nice, even offering to let me bury Monny at her dad's house if I didn't have a place to bury him), but when I got home my aunt had another shock for me. She said her and my neighbor (walking her dog, Daisy) were outside when a lady saw my other cat, Loki crossing the street. She said that the woman accelerated and tried to hit Loki, and then my neighbor's dog!! Loki has a collar and Daisy was on her leash! Of course, they both started yelling at her to stop, so the lady reversed and tried to pick a fight with them! The neighbor called the police, who then listened to both of their stories, and even came into our yard to look at Monny's grave. Apparently this really upset him because he owns two cats himself. I don't know all the details, or what the woman's response was, but she was ticketed for speeding, and a couple of other things. Our neighbor said she heard something about the lady having to appear in court.
Who the heck would intentionally try to hit an animal, especially one that obviously has an owner?!! And it wasn't like Daisy was running loose, she was on her leash! I can't say that she was the one who killed Monny, because we have several people that speed down our street. I'd like to believe that it was just an accident, but we do have people who also shoot any cat they see (we just haven't been able to figure out who is doing it). Either way, I hope she thinks twice next time.