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Child's heart-wrenching notes to drivers after pet cat killed

An unknown child has left heart-wrenching notes along a street in Greater Manchester begging motorists to drive carefully, after the family cat was killed by a car.

The notes, in a child's handwriting, say: "My cat got killed here. Please go slow animals crossing."

The notes appeared around Old Meadow Lane in Hale.

It's thought the family decided to take action after their second cat was killed in the road. Credit: MEN Media

The display has been dubbed "more powerful than a normal street sign" by a former councillor in the area.

Neil Taylor said: "I spotted them as I was out and about earlier.

"There are about half a dozen of them tied to lampposts and things.

"It's obvious it's a child's handwriting so it really pulls at the heartstrings.

"For me it's more powerful than a normal street sign. A child saying directly that my cat has been killed here and please go slow."

It seems people often just have no regard for their speed on side roads now. I've been saying for years now it's only a matter of time before someone, let alone a cat, is killed.

So hopefully these signs might make some drivers sit up and take notice.

– Neil Taylor