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

Closet. This is here to illustrate the page respectfully. Every page has to have a picture really for various reasons.

By Anonymous in a comment, adjusted slightly to make it an article by Michael at PoC.

Thank you for writing the article about killing cats accidentally so people can be aware of the common things that are dangerous for cats.

This is my tragic story. It still hurts.

Purses or anything with cords that are hanging in closets [can be a danger]. I came home from work about a month ago to find my beautiful 3 year old cat Mic Fuzzy Butt hanging from a purse strap in my closet. I always shut the door but he could open them, drawers, windows and other doors.

Nobody was home and he must of freaked out and was spinning because the strap was wrapped tightly around his neck and I was to late. I never thought anything like that could happen I’ve heard of curtain blinds but never this I just wanted to tell my story so nobody ever has to go through what I just did.

My heart is broken and I just wish I had been home to do something I’ll never get that image out of my head and I’ll never forget him he was the greatest cat ever and my dog’s best friend both of us miss him so much 💔. RIP Mic Fuzzy Butt I’ll never forget you.

Comment: It is a very distressing story. It seems extraordinary to me that your much loved cat hanged himself in a closet having got caught up in a purse strap. A freak accident.

I am very pleased that you told us your story. It indeed may save lives. I am trying to envisage how your cat managed to accidentally hang himself with a purse strap. It seems almost impossible but these things do happen. The home can be quite dangerous without the dangers being in any way obvious.

Many thanks again, Anonymous and I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

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Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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