Thursday, April 10, 2008
WARNING! U.K. cats at risk for being run over by cars; over 630 cats killed everyday TAKE PRECAUTIONS, PLEASE!
Almost a quarter of a million cats are run over on British roads every year. Drivers hit 630 cats every day, according to insurer Petplan. Bristol is the top accident blackspot followed by London, the company says.
The safest cities for cats are Grimsby and Dundee, with the lowest number of reported accidents last year. According to Petplan, the average vet's bill after a road traffic accident involving a cat is £500.
The firm's research shows that 35 per cent of drivers admit to having hit a cat. Just over one in 10 said they would leave a cat for dead.
Simon Wheeler, Petplan's head of marketing, said: "Our research shows that road traffic accidents are a serious threat to cats. The luckier cats that do survive often suffer terrible injuries. Last year our most expensive claim came in at over £10,000."
Only half of drivers feel that cat owners should do more to look after their pets and 85 per cent of people believe reflective collars are a good safety aid. Sixty four per cent of cat owners say they keep their pets indoors at night.
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