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Re: My cat has been run over

I am so sorry for your loss. It must be especially hard on your son.


I have experience with the crematorium in Kanton Aargau which is also affiliated with the one in Dubendorf.


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Thank you for all your kind comments.It is very much appreciated.

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I burried one of my cats in the forest near by. I believe it would be a better good-bye for your kid this way.

So so sorry for your family- but sometimes cats just run into a car's wheels, and there is nothing the driver can do. It is my nightmare, to once have an animal run at my car, and me not being able to avoid and yes, it is possible it crawled back home- that is their instinct to go back to safety.

As for burial in the woods (or in garden if you have one) - it is illegal, but then... When Slinky (the blind dachshund) died- I told the vet I wanted to bury him in the garden. He said he was not worried about the legal situation- but advised me against it. Due to limestone it is very difficult to dig a deep hole, and he said foxes or badgers could easily dig him up at some point- which would really distressing.

Hugs- hard for the children I know.
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So so sorry for your family- but sometimes cats just run into a car's wheels, and there is nothing the driver can do. It is my nightmare, to once have an animal run at my car, and me not being able to avoid and yes, it is possible it crawled back home- that is their instinct to go back to safety.

As for burial in the woods (or in garden if you have one) - it is illegal, but then... When Slinky (the blind dachshund) died- I told the vet I wanted to bury him in the garden. He said he was not worried about the legal situation- but advised me against it. Due to limestone it is very difficult to dig a deep hole, and he said foxes or badgers could easily dig him up at some point- which would really distressing.

Hugs- hard for the children I know.

Hi Odile,

Im sure it was just a hideous accident. he was literally at the bottom of our garden behind the fence so maybe trying to get home. Im trying to keep occupied because I cannot get the picture of him out of my head.

Burial is definitely not an option.The thought of him accidently being dug up upsets me so much. I will be dealing with the body tomorrow.

Kept the kids busy today and myself away from the house for as long as possible.

Thank you for your lovely words. Everyone has been so sweet and it has helped alot.

Best wishes

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When we had go adopt Slinky, the blind, diabetic dachshund, from our youngest daughter- she made us promise to bury him in our garden- and put the letter she had written to him with him. She totally understood why we followed the vet's advice - but we buried his favourite coat and blanket, and the letter. Somehow it helped us all.

Perhaps it would be good for children to draw a card and write a little note- and bury his blanket or favourite toy- it might help them (and perhaps you too x ) and have a little good bye ceremony.
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Re: My cat has been run over

Sorry to hear about your loss

We had a similar tragedy last year, also taken too young (4 years old), she survived the initial hit after a neighbour found her in the middle of the night and took her to the tierspital, she later underwent a 7 hour operation to piece together two broken back legs. She wasn't recovering after the operation as she tried to fight infections every etc and even after receiving a blood transfusion from her "twin" sister.

We had to put her down eventually as there was no real prospect of recovery and we didn't want to prolong her pain and suffering.

Burial wasn't an option either, even though we tried in vain to dig a grave deep enough in the garden. We took her back to the tierspital where they arranged for her to be cremated seperately and her ashes were posted back to us. I can find the details of the company in charge of that if it helps you.

Life is too short, a lot shorter than we think it should be sometimes, death is always a reminder that we should treasure our loved ones. Time is a healer and I wish you and your family a quick recovery.
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Re: My cat has been run over

I have nothing to add but just wanted to say that I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family find a way to say goodbye to your furry companion together that you are all comfortable with.
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Sorry to hear about your loss

We had a similar tragedy last year, also taken too young (4 years old), she survived the initial hit after a neighbour found her in the middle of the night and took her to the tierspital, she later underwent a 7 hour operation to piece together two broken back legs. She wasn't recovering after the operation as she tried to fight infections every etc and even after receiving a blood transfusion from her "twin" sister.

We had to put her down eventually as there was no real prospect of recovery and we didn't want to prolong her pain and suffering.

Burial wasn't an option either, even though we tried in vain to dig a grave deep enough in the garden. We took her back to the tierspital where they arranged for her to be cremated seperately and her ashes were posted back to us. I can find the details of the company in charge of that if it helps you.

Life is too short, a lot shorter than we think it should be sometimes, death is always a reminder that we should treasure our loved ones. Time is a healer and I wish you and your family a quick recovery.

Thank you for your lovely words.

That was a terrible ordeal for you to go through with your little cat. I hope you are recovering from it. I have been keeping myself insanely busy, the kids are still off school and work so they are keeping me busy and distracted.

We are going to have a little memorial spot for him in the garden.

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Re: My cat has been run over

I had a young cat (11 months old) who was run over. Devestated. Still makes me sad to think of him. I lived in a flat so no garden, the police took care of his body. I still have loads of pics though.

Another of my cats died of old age about 6 years ago. I called the Vets and they said that i had to take her body to them, they didn't come to your home. Longest walk I've ever done.

I had her cremated and still have her ashes in a nice, little box, I kept it on a book shelf for years. I think the cost, back then, was around CHF250.-.

It's a horrible thing to happen, and my heart goes out to you and your family. Think of that lovely Rainbow Bridge poem.
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Re: My cat has been run over

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
When my beloved cat passed away a few years ago, I had him cremated and got his ashes put in a cat-shaped urn which was being sold at the crematorium. I still have the urn in my room. It looks like a ceramic ornament so not too morbid to keep around.. in case you might want to consider this option.
Take care.
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