Casper, the Bus-Riding Cat, Killed in Hit-and-Run
Casper, the 12-year-old cat who was regular bus rider in Plymouth, Devon, England, was killed by a hit-and-run driver in front of his house this week.
The cat's owner, Susan Finden, is devastated. "I never dreamt I'd miss an animal as much as I miss him. He was lovely and loved people so much he was such a different character," she said.
Casper was rescued by Finden from the Cat Protection League about four years ago. She noticed that Casper would sometimes disappear and eventually return home. Once, she got a call from a parking garage a mile-and-a-half away but didn't know how he'd gotten there. That's when she found out from a bus driver that Casper was a regular bus passenger.
As reported here in July, Casper was a town celebrity who garnered media attention. Each morning at 10:55, he boarded the No. 3 bus outside his home in Plymouth and traveled the entire 11-mile route before returning home about an hour later.
Rest in peace, Casper. Hope there's a bus for you to ride at the Rainbow Bridge,.
Gentle Reminder: Indoor cats don't get hit by cars.