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morgandawn
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 on some days I really hate people. our neighbors are nice enough if self-absorbed. Their 25 year old soon moved back in with this lovely old cat who stopped by our front door every morning to be petted and given treats.  He also visited other people and was spoiled by the neighborhood.

But the coyotes  started killing cats and we grew worried. We called the son. We spoke to his mother. We left 2 flyers and a handwritten note. Whenever we saw them in the street, we suggested he be kept indoors. "Oh he just wants to go out."

When we returned  home after the floors were repaired, he no longer showed up. Yesterday Steve learned that days after we left, he had been killed by coyotes. I know they loved their cat - when there was a fire at the neighbor's house, and I called 911 and then the son, he kept asking if his cat was OK. But not enough to keep him out of harms way. Not enough to keep him from dying horribly and painfully. 

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kassidy62 From: kassidy62 Date: October 14th, 2014 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
this makes me so sad:( So very many folks treat their animals without thought or worse, with cruelty.
vysila From: vysila Date: October 14th, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my word, that is just dreadful. I don't understand pet owners who do not take steps to safeguard their pets.
cluesby4 From: cluesby4 Date: October 15th, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sad! Iin the resort we have had two stray dogs that have wandered in and out of the woods. You can tell they were someone's pets, but they had not tags, etc. we have been trying to catch them without much luck. Now they have vanished.

Between rabies scares and wandering bears I have been worried about them. But it is no telling what happened to them.
catalenamara From: catalenamara Date: October 17th, 2014 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
So sad. When I was a kid, we lost some of our cats to coyotes. My dad just didn't get the concept of "indoor animals", and most of the people we knew didn't either. Our house at the time was at the top of a hill and the canyon had loads of coyotes. When I moved from Arizona to California all my cats were indoors. Besides the dangers from coyotes and cars, some horrible person threw what must have been acid at one of our cats (this was the late 60s) and he had a horrible burn on his side.
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