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My cat died by hanging on a purse strap in a closed closet — 5 Comments

  1. Oh gawd how heart breaking,I would also like to post a warning about chair’s with slat’s,several years ago when my ‘Clover’ was just a few month’s old I had gone into the dining room and saw Clover and I got to him just in time even though I did I still took him to my vet to assure myself he was okay,his head got caught between the slat’s of the back of the chair and he wasnt moving and I flipped out,his tongue was almost blue and he was barely breathing so my warning is if ye have a young kitten or a small full grown cat be sure to get covers to go over the back of the chair,it will save a life,I and Clover were fortunate but I know had I not gone into my dining room when I did I would not have him with me today,the photo is an example.

  2. I use cameras to watch my cats too, inside and out. Cords of any kind or anything with loops are a hazard, especially with cats. It is beyond sad when a loved one dies due to something we overlooked in our home. It hasn’t happened to mine but the fear is always there, and I thank every day that nothing bad happened. I’m so sad for who wrote the letter… and for the cat who lost their life obviously.

  3. I did head counts all the time, esp when I had many rescues. And I’m a safety nut. Anything that could be dangerous is secured.

    I have just the two more, and I still count.

  4. I am so sorry to hear this as I can’t even imagine coming home to this. I would also like to warn people about leaving shopping bags with the fancy cord handles laying around. I was on vacation a few months ago and I was checking the pet cam and saw what appeared to be a piece of paper stuck under my cat’s collar. She did not appear to be in distress so at that point I just thought it was weird but did not perceive any danger. I texted my pet sitter to please check it out on one of her twice daily visits. She texted me back that it was a fancy bag handle and she got it off my cat’s neck. If the bag handle had gotten caught on something my cat could have choked to death obviously because it’s not going to break away. The only scenario I could imagine was she got bored, went into my closet, put her head through the bag handle and then freaked and tried to leave. Then tore the bottom half of the bag off somehow but the handle stayed around her neck with the potential of her being strangled and at the very least very uncomfortable. So never underestimate what your cat can get themselves into when you are not home. A big takeaway is the pet cam helped save her life because the pet sitter didn’t know anything was around her neck until I told her to check because my cat was initially hiding from her. She had to close off my cat’s exits temporarily so she couldn’t run under the bed to get the bag handle off her neck. When she texted me a pic of the torn off bag handle I freaked out. I thought the pet cam was pricey, now I realize it is worth every penney if you travel for work or vacation.

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