Our cherished cat Charlie was hit by a car on 203rd Street on Friday, Sept. 7.
Charlie is normally an indoor cat, but on this night he snuck out and was wandering around at about 9: 30 p.m.
My mom went out to find him, and that is when we found out that he had been hit by a car.
The individual who hit our cat could not be bothered to even stop and see if he was okay. When Charlie was hit, he was unable to walk, and his head injury was so bad that he was struggling to even breathe. He was left alone in the middle of the street, helpless and in pain.
I do not know what reasons the driver had for abandoning Charlie and leaving him alone in the middle of the road. The choice was unforgiveable, selfish, and insensitive.
Our family would like to thank the young man and the woman who pulled over to help our cat off of the road and comfort him. Charlie meant so much to us, and to know that there were people there with him before we could get there was very comforting. Their act of kindness will never be forgotten.
We rushed Charlie to a pet emergency clinic. He was left there overnight, but sadly, there was nothing they could do but help him breathe and make him feel as comfortable as possible. The next morning, there were no improvements, so with heavy hearts we had to let Charlie go.
Charlie was a huge part of our family, and our lives will be changed forever without him. All we can hope for is that he is happy and in a better place now.
Taylor Feilen and family, Maple Ridge