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The most unimaginable thing happened to my family. On the evening of August 1st, Wednesday, someone took our Helix from our yard. He had never ever wandered from our property before, and becuz of his broken leg as a kitten, he couldn't jump fences. When I couldn't find him, I just knew in my gut that a human was involved.

We took a day to look around our neighborhood, and contact all the shelters and vets in the area. On Friday I decided to post to various pages on facebook. In retrospect, I should've offered a reward, with no questions asked. Instead, I specifically stated that we felt like someone took him purposely, and please just return him. I will never forgive myself for that mistake.

We found him on Saturday. Someone decided to just dump him north of town, instead of bringing him back, and he was killed by a car. Over 4 miles from home. He'd only been dead for a very short period of time. He was very much alive until that morning. The police said this sort of thing happens often.

The grief that I have felt this past week has been almost unmanageable. There's even been moments when I've wished I could believe in some sort of god. Maybe it would make my gut wrenching guilt and profound sadness a little more tolerable? Maybe I wouldn't feel so much hatred for the person who caused this? Maybe if I had raised my kids with a belief, it would've been easier to explain to them why and how this happened? My 14 yr old son picked our baby and paid for him and his care with his own money. I will never get over the sound of his sorrow.

It has nearly broken me.

Hug your kitties. And hold close the things that you love.

Tenacious 6 Aug 11
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So sorry for your loss. There's just nothing to say.

Booklover Level 7 Aug 11, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear that. Some people can be so sickening.


I have been looking for my Bobby all day today. This morning a storm gust blew open our front door and Bobby went out. Walking around the neighborhood calling his name, some people came over to ask. Later I sat down here and read your story and was overwhelmed with your grief. Tears on my cheeks while hoping I find Bobby soon. I am so sorry that happened to Helix and your family.

OldGoat43 Level 9 Aug 11, 2018

Trying putting his litter box on the front porch. Most cats who escape the house are within a few houses of home. Many wait until dark to move from where they are hidden.
Hang in there.

@RavenCT Thank you, good idea. I'll do it now.

@OldGoat43 Actually proven to help them find home.
I belong to a very large cat group on FB and learned some interesting things over the years. Let us know when Bobby comes home?


So sorry to hear of your loss! 😟


Your picture of Helix reminded me of this quote from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland:

"This time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone."

Ray13 Level 8 Aug 11, 2018

I’m so sorry. And please don’t beat yourself up. It’s hard to tell how someone who would do that would react or if they even saw your message. Take care.

Sydland Level 7 Aug 11, 2018

I am so, so sorry. Unimaginable.

purcascade Level 5 Aug 11, 2018

I am sorry for your loss.


This is terrible. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will hug my fur friends to my heart tonight. (My daughter and I are crying.)

pixiedust Level 8 Aug 11, 2018

How horrible!!! Argh! So very very sad for you and your family. {{{hugs}}}

Justjoni Level 8 Aug 11, 2018

That's so terrible. It's like losing a family member, yes? Wish I could think of something to help you feel better. I feel your sadness.

Ray13 Level 8 Aug 11, 2018

Ohhh so sorry for your loss. People are so mean.

vnufall Level 7 Aug 11, 2018

Damn. So sorry.

kmdskit3 Level 8 Aug 11, 2018

Sorry for your loss...Karma will get the ones responsible and bite them in the ass

@Tenacious Again sorry for the loss to you and your boy!!!


Hugs to you and your son. I am so sorry. I kick yourself too much. The bad guys are not you. Maybe you should post what happened so if the people who took him can see what they did. He probably ran away from them!

Hathacat Level 9 Aug 11, 2018

We can't control other peoples actions.

I don't think there was anything you could have done that would have effected the outcome.

There are some seriously evil people in the world.

And I'm very sorry for your loss.

RavenCT Level 9 Aug 11, 2018

Heartbreaking news! My cats are total indoor kitties for that reason.

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