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Cat in the Road: Facing Pain & Suffering

I stumbled upon a dying cat last night. On our drive home from dinner, I pulled up to an intersection in the dark of night, and my headlight shone into the big eyes of a beautiful black and white feline. She blinked. I thought perhaps she was just lounging, as cats do so well, in the middle of the breezy island road. She didn’t move as the car approached, or when I honked; all cats run from the horrible loud noise of a engine. I knew then she was hurt; I would save her. But when I got out of the car to assess the damage, my hopes faded. Her back half was paralyzed. Her front half was sitting up straight, in shock. She tried to move, to get away from us, my husband, our friend, who was celebr