I don’t think you will see a better example of idiotic cat ownership. This American woman apparently thinks it is a good idea to tie her calico cat to the hood (bonnet in the UK) of her car and then drive the car around town with her husband in the passenger seat.
No doubt, she thought it was a good idea and a good way to give her cat an outing. She thought, oh yes, let’s take our cat for a drive. This is her version of an outdoor cat! There can be no other reason.
I can hardly think of anything more dangerous. But she thinks it’s safe. Can you imagine what sort of mental process goes through her brain to decide that it is safe and sensible to do this sort of thing to her cat? It is not only very unsafe for her cat but for her and her passenger. If the cat fell off she’d have to react quickly which could be present a hazard to her and other road users.
She must have a maximum of two brain cells to rub together inside her cranium. We have to criticise the passenger who I’ll presume is her husband, as well, because he either decided upon it or allowed it to happen. My strong feeling is that she made the decision and he went along with it to keep the peace.
It seems that the cat is in a harness on a lead and the lead is tied to the wiper blades. She could easily fall off the bonnet. The lead could work free and the cat could fall under the car or be knocked down by any other vehicle passing at that time.
The location is New Philadelphia, Ohio. The person who took the photographs is Polly Vandall. The car is a Buick. The photograph was posted to Facebook.
Of course, outraged animal advocates are heavily criticizing this woman and rightly so. It has been picked up by the Ohio police who are investigating and a spokesperson for the police force said that the woman should never own a pet. I agree. I wonder if she has done this stunt before. In Britain the RSPCA would probably prosecute her if they could find her.