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So here's how NOT to tell someone their cat is dead

They found our cat! Oh.

ANYONE WHO HAS lost a pet knows it’s tough going. You need people with patience and tact around you. You probably don’t need this.

Redditor countpissedoff spotted this sign in the village of Killincarrig, Co Wicklow the other day:

ZWhkiSe Source: Reddit/countpissedoff

MARMALADE CAT FOUND
Sadly, the cat had been knocked down and killed by the time we found it, we wanted to let the owners know.

Oh. Ouch.

Some have argued that it was nicer to say this than say nothing at all, but there HAS to be a better way than “WE FOUND YOUR GINGER CAT. It’s dead.” Surely?

Thanks to countpissedoff for the pic

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