by Bonnie Alter, London
Some people say that the British treat their animals better than people. Apparently one out of every two families in the country has an animal. Maybe that's why Casper the commuting cat has been tugging at the heartstrings of the nation over the past week.
Casper was a 12 year old cat in Plymouth who has been catching the bus every day for 4 years. He would wait patiently at the door, curl up on the back seat and sleep for the round-trip ride of 11 miles. Then the bus driver would let him off back at his stop. Sadly, he was killed in a hit and run accident last week... read the full story at TreeHugger.com