OP: YOU OWE ME A CAT! *******.
At least it's a cat, if it was a human you'd feel ten times worse!!!
Hey OP, where did this happen? I'm hungry ....
having nearly being killed after a ******* cat ran in front of me on a motorway i can assure you that the little **** deserves none of your sympathy whatsoever.
how's the car?
buy them a new cat?
a better cat...with wheels!!
if someone killed my cat i'd appreciate this
You have to remember that cats and most animals dont have the same intelligence as us, and so sometimes make mistakes crossing roads when they shouldnt. Often in these situations, the cat runs accross the road without looking, maybe running away from something and it just happens. There is nothing you could have done. You need to put it behind you.
Firstly, the group of boys shouldn't have killed it. When my cat was involved in an accident last year, he couldn't walk and wasn't even fit enough to scream - he went straight into shock. But we took him to a vets, he had surgery, was hooked up to a drip and now he's fine. The boys essentially took away any chance of life the owners may have wanted to give him.
Secondly, you shouldn't have just driven off. There could well be a family wondering where their cat has gone, only to discover its remains later. Had you thought to ask around local houses, they would've at least had instant closure.
You could've reacted better to the situation, but if everything happened as you said it did, then you can't be blamed for the accident itself.
well what if you got run over, and the cat was driving
come on ! people in the world have bigger problems.... people in asia and africa are dying with hunger and thirst , people have no electricity are forced to see their young children starve to death...... their whole life... every second of it is miserable.... you just killed a cat ...A CAT... its just an animal and it was an accident so get over it
Awww it was an accident don't beat yourself up about it.
In the old land rover defenders there is a gap behind the engine that cat's love to jump into and sleep in - nice and warm from the engine and all.
However, once the engine is turned on the fan starts going which blocks off the gap to get out - it goes so fast that the cat thinks that nothing is there... it tries to jump out.. and splat. One furry engine.
Moral of the story - don't own a LD defender if you like cats.
I think you should tell someone, I'm not sure who the best person to is, but maybe the police. You shouldn't get in trouble as there was nothing you could do, but it's best to as I'm sure the cat owners would like to know what happened.
Also get in your car asap: it's best to because otherwise it'll get a worse phobia over time.
A harmless animal that someone, somewhere, probably loved and cherished as a child, a.sheikh.
I'm not trying to make you feel guilty though, OP, it was an accident and there's nothing you could have done about it. You've shed your tears and your out-pouring of guilt proves to all that this didn't deserve to happen to you. Get on with your life and forget about it - animals die every day and whilst it would be better if they didn't, it's the cycle of life.
I feel sorry for the owners of the cat, as I own a cat, the cat feels like apart of the family. As people mention cats are killed on a regular basis by cars and trains, I mean if you where to swerve out the way you would have risked your own life, which is not worth it. Just a simple accident.