To the fine upstanding citizen who hit my black cat in the 600 Springhaven Court cul de sac on Labour Day and left him seriously injured in the middle of the road. Why?
I don't understand how anyone can just hit someone's pet and drive away, but my daughter tells me it is quite common in Airdrie. She says comments on her Facebook page average four per week. I find that alarming, but not surprising. There have been many letters to the editor in the past expressing residents' displeasure with cats.
Perhaps you don't like cats, but that is not a reason to hit one, because it seems to me that four per week might be more than accidental. Come on, people. You know when you have hit something.
I am sure it means nothing to you, but it means an awful lot to me. So, not only did you take another family member from me (I lost my spouse to cancer in June), but worse, I had to finish what you started. The costs at the pet hospital totalled just under $700. The money doesn't bother me nearly as much as the loss of my pet.
I sincerely hope this is not happening to four other families in Airdrie every week. What kind of world do we live in when it's acceptable to run over people's pets and drive away?
I want to thank my neighbours for all of their help in this unexpected ordeal. The five of them went above and beyond. I couldn't have done it without you guys.
His name was Oscar.