A FAMILY was left devastated after a DPD van driver ran over their beloved cat and couldn’t stop.
Nicola Hickson, 46, found the black cat Binx on the road while she was moving her car.
She was shocked when she saw CCTV camera of the incident – and her 14-month-old pet was writhing in pain. Binx later died.
Now Nicola wants to change the law so that drivers must stop when they hit a cat.
The mother of five with the support of animal charity.
Nicola and son TJ, 13, became “very close” to Binx after bottle-feeding him because his mother wouldn’t breastfeed him.
“He’s a huge part of our family,” she said. We have six other people catsbut he was the only one we raised.
“It is heartbreaking what happened to him. I will never forget seeing him lying on the street.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever forgive the driver for not stopping. What the hell is that?
“We all need to do more to protect cats. So many people were killed or hit by cars. “
Charity Cats Matter says 230,000 per year operate in UKOne out of ten people driving a car let a cat die.
It supports a Cat Bill to require motorists who hit cats to stop and call the police.
Nicola, discount, Great Manchestersupport the law because under the Road Traffic Act (1988), motorists only have to notify the police if they hit a dog, horse or farm animal.
The RSPCA said they are supporting Nicola. It urges motorists to stop if they hit a monster – and see if they can help by taking it to the vet.
The DPD said it was “devastated”.
A spokesman said: “We share Nicola’s concerns. We take decisive action when the behavior of our people falls below the high standards we expect. ”
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