Moral Dilemma

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    I was driving out of my subdivision, and saw a huge hawk flying 10 feet over my car carrying a housecat. The next day, I saw all sorts of “lost cat” signs up on the street posts, creating a moral dilemma for me: do I let the family think their cat found a better deal and just walked off, or do I go to their front door and tell them the good news/bad news angle?

    Good news – I know where your cat went
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    There's no dilemma here. There is public service -- the owners probably aren't aware that hawks can and will scoop up cats. They need to know this, perchance to next time save their next cat from such a fate.

    NOT telling them what you know extends their grief and wastes their time in looking for their cat. Educate them.
     
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    How do you know it was their cat?
     
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    Tell them it was God's Will. Then begin to tell them what you saw.

    Then ask them to pray with you.

    They'll be so relieved when you leave, they'll forget about the cat.
     
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    I would tell them that you saw a hawk flying away with a cat but that you aren't sure if it was theirs.

    The truth is always best, even if it sucks at first.
     
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    I think I now want a hawk...
     
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    I think that you should go on a manly quest to find that hawk, kill it with your bear hands, and bring back the carcass of the cat to your neighbors.

    It would be like Lord of the Rings or something like that.
     
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    at this point, wouldn't he be taking them some hawk poop?
     
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    A couple years ago, there were rabbits all over my area. Then one day a hawk started hunting our area. Within a couple of months, no more rabbits.

    Now there are cats all over the place. Where is that hawk when you need it?
     
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    Don't say anything.

    When I was a young adult, this one family wrote to the editor begging for information about a lost dog.

    I wrote to them and told them someone had stolen my dog off a CHAIN. I attributed it to wandering bands of ppl who steal animals to sell to research labs.

    I think I was right, and I really meant well when I did it, but I've felt like it was the wrong thing to do and have felt like shit ever since. It's been about 22 years now. Still feel I should have just kept my stupid mouth shut.

    Dogs also pull cats apart. Probably not the best idea to write to ppl advertising for "fluffy" to tell them you'd just seen their beloved pet pulled in two. Or carried off by a big bird to be eaten piecemeal.
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