Friday Bummer: Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Commuting Cat

Casper, a cat from Plymouth, England who was frequently seen riding one of the town's bus lines, was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver.
January 22, 2010, 2pm PST | Nate Berg
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The Plymouth townsfolk and bus company representatives are grieving the death of Casper the bus riding cat, who had become a local celebrity.

"Casper's journey took him from just outside his house in Poole Park Road to the final stop at Royal Parade and back, via St Budeaux Square, HMS Drake, Keyham, Devonport and Stonehouse.

Mrs Finden added: 'I thought it was only decent that I let the public know what had happened to him as he made so many friends and would turn up to the bus stop like clockwork.'

She posted a notice at Casper's usual bus stop in Poole Park Road, saying: 'Many local people knew Casper, who loved everyone. He also enjoyed the bus journeys.'

'Sadly a motorist hit him... and did not stop.'

'Casper died from his injuries. He will be greatly missed... he was a much loved pet who had so much character. Thank you to all those who befriended him.'"

Thanks to Cate Miller

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Published on Sunday, January 17, 2010 in The Herald
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