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To: Scottish Government - Pet Animal Welfare Branch

Make Cats Deaths by Traffic Accountable for

Make Cats Deaths by Traffic Accountable for

Make any Cat hit by a vehicle, reportable to the police by law.

Why is this important?

A cats death is not accountable for, meaning they are not important. A cat that is hit by a vehicle can be left on the road, alive, and with broken limbs, not to mention internal injuries. Why are they left to die in agony??. The driver of the vehicle just drives on. The devastation that every animal goes through is the same for cats as dogs and any other animal that is hit. We cannot always follow wild animals, who are hurt, but the outcome is just the same. Pure agony and no one to help them, because they are not important enough, to protect with a Law against Hit and Run incidents, for our poor cats and wild furries.
My sisters cat Tiko lived until he was 18 but it wasnt his age that killed him, it was a hit and run driver who finished him off.
Jessie another cat, ran out into the road and was thrown into the air, the driver never even got out of his car, he just sped off. She was put to sleep because of internal injuries and broken limbs.
Most vets will euthanise an animal, who is so injured that there is no hope, free of charge, there is no vet worth his/her salt would not do this for the poor animal concerned.

Scotland

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Reasons for signing

  • For Patch 💙💙 i tried to get a petition up and running like this since having lost my boy in August. We have lost too many cats this way. Losing Patch broke me.
  • Some cats go missing hours or days and owners never hear about them.Drivers shouldn't get away with hitting a cat by the car and driving off.Cats do have feelings too.
  • My cat was missing for 76 days last year I considered the possibility that he may have been killed by a car and I would have rather had known because the stress looking for him not knowing if he was alive or dead was one of the worst things I've been through I was lucky enough to find him but it could have been a different story

Updates

2018-03-28 17:30:08 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-10-11 15:45:04 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-06-21 18:30:17 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-06-04 16:57:54 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-05-29 16:22:06 +0100

10 signatures reached