Heart­less driver just left in­jured cat to die

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - >> CLIFF

coun­cil all those years ago, they did so on a pol­icy of scrap­ping the pa­per. In power, they have ex­panded it.

UKIP pol­icy in Hilling­don is to do away with this un­nec­es­sary waste of tax­pay­ers’ money.

The in­for­ma­tion could be got out via in­creased in­ter­ac­tion and co-op­er­a­tion with lo­cal press and on­line news ser­vices. Also on a ward ba­sis, we would en­cour­age coun­cil­lors to com­mu­ni­cate more with their con­stituents via ward bul­letins, paid for out of their not un­gen­er­ous al­lowances. ON MY way to work on Mon­day morn­ing, I was sad­dened to see a young cat ly­ing in Swake­leys Drive near the Long Lane junc­tion.

To my sur­prise, the slow-mov­ing traf­fic in front of me just steered around it, so I stopped to see if there was any­thing I could do.

Sadly the poor an­i­mal was clearly dead so I lifted it and placed it on the grass verge to avoid it be­ing driven over and the owner be­ing even more dis­tressed when they found it.

Who­ever hit the cat would have surely known; why did they not stop to see if it was all right?

As an an­i­mal lover, I am shocked that so many peo­ple are de­sen­si­tised to the fact an an­i­mal was ly­ing in the road.

It took a mat­ter of seconds for me to stop, move the cat and carry on my jour­ney.

To the own­ers of the poor cat, my heart goes out to you. I know how I would feel if it hap­pened to mine.

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