Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sign Angers Neighbors

A Lodi woman has been getting a lot of attention lately for a sign in her yard that reads, "Hit a cat, I'll hit your kid."

Early Friday morning, Tina Teixeira said a driver who was speeding down Elm Street hit one of her eight cats. Teixeira said the driver did not even stop to help.

"I can't just let her die in vain for nothing," Teixeira said. "Someone needs to stand up to these people."

Teixeira said yelling and screaming at speeding drivers wasn't working, and she needed to take a different, more shocking approach to get people to slow down and pay attention.

Teixeira's sign is definitely getting attention now.

"If a cat can't walk in a bike lane in front of its own house, what do you think is going to happen to your kids one of these days?" Teixeira said.

While some neighbors are pleased that something is being done to slow down drivers on this residential street, others are angered and offended that this resident is equating children and pets.


Red May 28, 2009 at 4:19 PM  

To many people, pets are not just 'pets'. Animals are just as much a part of a family as their human family members are. I wouldn't run over a kid but if someone hurt my cat, that's their ass.

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