I Accidentally Killed My Pet

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 616 People

    I'm having a dark day.

    I woke up with the usual happy chirping from my beautiful lovebird, Lucky. She flew to our window few months and didn't want to leave, when we were sure no one was looking for her, we basically adopted her. As usual like every normal day. My mom lets Lucky out in the afternoon...
    beel0l beel0l
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 1, 2014

    I had my dog with me

    when I was drinking a beer and thought it would be amusing to see him drunk. I poured too much liquor in his mouth even when he would refuse. I thought it would just make him drunk and that's it. I had no idea it would slowly kill him in about 10 days. He stopped eating for...
    Ozmydog Ozmydog
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    Accidentally And Intentionally, My Hamster.

    I kinda intentionally but accidentally killed my pet hamster, I have 4 hamsters, 2 of them are siblings, about 1 month old now. The other 2 are the parents. I was checking up on them like usual, feeding and playing with the parents and suddenly, I have an urge to mess with the...
    Iamsosorryhamster Iamsosorryhamster
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Mar 30, 2012

    She was my pride and joy.

    A $2,000 ball python. She was a baby, and it was particularly cold last night. I put a wool covering over her cage, because the heat light was extremely bright, and I thought that it would keep her warmer, or else she would get sick. I found her, dead, curled up next to her half...
    jeedmunds jeedmunds
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2015

    Breezy was my brothers dog.

    Before he died 4 months ago I promised him I would take care of her. Instead I forgot her in the hot car after coming back from running errands Friday morning and killed her. I had just started taking her for occasional rides with me and my 11 y/o lab mix since she seemed so...
    bookdragon bookdragon
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2015

    I feel realyyyyy awful

    for my fault ,my parrot fall into water while his sleeping time then he became so tired, I NEVER felt worse &when he was tired I couldn't do any thing to make him better I know he was really in pain poor little bride , I swear I'll miss u forever &I won't ever get a pet bird...
    yoyo526 yoyo526
    18-21, F
    Jan 21, 2015

    I so need help and support right now.

    Today I took my doggy to Dunkin Donuts for breakfast. When we got back, I was distracted and forgot to get him out of the car. He died in the back seat because he was overheated. I don't know how I can go on. I can't live with the thought that I caused a death. Please help...
    bbarco bbarco
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2015

    This was not a pet, but a baby bird

    that I have been caring for the past week and was doing so well. I simply placed the container on a table near my other bird and took a picture of how my other one was so interested. I went to go feed the little thing and in a split second when I reached for the food, my dog...
    diana8607 diana8607
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Apr 30, 2014

    Last night coming home from church,

    running home to brush my teeth before reuniting with my boyfriend whom i hadn't seen in days, I ran over my precious 4-year old black cat. And the worst part is, I saw her in front of me, I just slowly kept pulling into the driveway TRUSTING that she would move out of the way...
    alyssajeann alyssajeann
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    I was 5 and I pulled my hamsters leg to prevent

    it from falling off the bed and it died. 😰
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 9, 2014

    This happened when I was about 6-7 years old

    or so. My brother and I found a small frog in the yard, and brought it inside to be our pet. We kept it for a while, until my mom told us it was time to release him into the wild. We took him to a small pond behind our house and let him go. A few months later, I was playing...
    shelby9621 shelby9621
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2014

    Accidentally Killed My Cat

    On Tuesday I got up and took my husband to work so I could run a bunch of errands. We only have one vehicle so I had to get up early with my daughter and ride with him and come back. I was already tired. I am a mother,wife,full time college student, and have the sole...
    cowgrluptt22 cowgrluptt22
    93 Responses Mar 17, 2011

    I killed my 3 years old french bulldog.

    I loved him with all my heart. On Thursday he was fine. On Friday I came back from work and tried to lift him up on the couch. And then he made a sound like he was in pain. We called our vet and he told us to inject our dog with rapidexon drug that is anti-pain. My grandma did...
    hatemyself123 hatemyself123
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    I put my beloved dog Baxter in the back of my

    suv to take him to the dog park. I went back inside to get his leash and got distracted and completely forgot I had already put him in the car. When I realized it, I ran outside screaming, opened the door and he was dead. He had jumped from the back all the way to the front...
    Mmccor02 Mmccor02
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015

    I was about 12, I think.

    We had a German shepherd, Tuffy. He was so good, so playful. We would play with him for hours, we had lots of fun, he would run after us with his little tail wagging. He absolutely loved oranges, too. And whenever my mother used to cook in kitchen, Tuffy would curl at her feet...
    Jzzmine Jzzmine
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    Two Years Ago...

    a new friend here asked me about this.  it took a lot to revisit what happened... imma do the copy and paste thing here.  cuz i will cry if i type it all over again  :'( oh my gosh!  i haven't even had the nerve to write about that...even after TWO years! sigh... it was such...
    justsunni justsunni
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Sep 10, 2011

    So yesterday afternoon i got a new ferret,

    bringing my number up to 4. Last night i decided that they could get acquainted by taking a bath together. Unbeknownst to me, the water heater wasn't working correctly. I checked the water temperature before i put them in, but the temp had risen without my knowledge due to the...
    JCadish JCadish
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2015

    I Accidentally Killed My Cat When I Closed The Garage Door

    We've had Shadow for over 10 years.  We have an automatic garage door and sometimes when it's up Shadow would jump up on my car, then up to the garage door.  We've had several close calls but he was always ok.  Two days ago I came home and pulled into the garage.  I let...
    MikeG32 MikeG32
    17 Responses Nov 4, 2011

    My Rabbit Died Of Heat Exhaustion.

    My rabbit died yesterday due to the heat and it is all my fault. I got a rabbit for Easter two years ago. His name was Jasper. He was a very sweet dutch and I loved him so much. I've been bringing him inside because it has been hot lately. Two nights ago, my friend stayed the...
    egotrip egotrip
    11 Responses Jul 23, 2011

    I need advice and help from others who've also

    killed their family pet by accident. I feel so horrible I was careless last Sunday as my wife and I where cleaning up the yard for our family that was coming over for my birthday on supper bowl 50 on Sunday. We were in the yard moving a big love set chair, I got it on the dolly...
    rgarman rgarman
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2016

    I hate it

    ihateitihateitihateitihateitihateiyihateitihaeititaheutihteutuhateutihaeiuhaeitihateit I loved her...
    CheshireSmile4049 CheshireSmile4049
    26-30, F
    Oct 13, 2015

    It wasn't my pet but it was my friends pet.

    I was at my friend's house one day for a sleepover and she let me hold her hamster. The hamster bit down on my pinky finger and it really hurt and he jumped out of my hands and landed on his back on the ground. He didn't die there though. Ever since my friend got that hamster...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2015

    When I was a child, I got a caterpillar.

    I had it for about a week until it started to escape and walk around the house. One day, I couldn't find him! I had a violin case next to the low table it's cage was on so I moved the violin case and backed up as I was searching for him. I then felt something wet on my foot and...
    AlinaBarlow AlinaBarlow
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    Thank you all for sharing your stories.

    My husband and I suffered similar experience yesterday. We left her in the car, we realized it way too late. She is now gone. I am deeply mourning her loss. And feel like we worst person in the world. I am responsible for my dog's death. She was such a sweet, caring...
    Madeahorriblemistake Madeahorriblemistake
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2015

    My dog ran away, frantic

    when I found him I saw my otherdog across the street had followed me out I yelled after her to go inside she got so excited to see me and darted across the road, she immediately got hit killed instantly she was laying twitching in the street she was gone I picked her up off the...
    Ahigs Ahigs
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2016

    Did Not Watch It

    About 10 years ago I let my 8 month old black lab puppy out in the yard to relieve itself. I was being dumb and did not watch it. Well she ran in the road and was hit by a car.
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Feb 19, 2011

    I have the worst story possible.

    I rescued a really senior miniature poodle almost 2 years ago that was to be euthanized at the pound. he was probably 14-15.. His hearing and sight were mostly gone. We had to have one eye removed because of increased pressure and in the last few months of his life he could not...
    lynnda01 lynnda01
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    I had a goldfish when I was 15 yrs old,

    I forget his name but I liked him. One day I put a grape into his bowl to see what he would do with it, he did not react to it. The next morning he was dead! I later learned grapes are toxic to many animals. Weird right? RIP Goldfish <3
    MrsDrZoidburg MrsDrZoidburg
    4 Responses Jul 13, 2014

    I left my beloved lab in the car accidentally.

    I had taken my daughter to school and Otis was in the back seat. He generally sat up a made happy noises but for some reason he laid down and I forgot to let him out. When we found him he was dead. I am broken hearted beyond any words. I woke up sobbing today because I was...
    mmp301 mmp301
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Jun 14, 2015

    This happened today morning.

    . I rescued a baby squirrel exactly one month before.. I took care of him and he was perfectly healthy and active.. He loves to be in my hands and sleep near me.. Every morning exactly at 5 he would wake me up for milk.. Today was just another normal day. I fed him and made him...
    Manaza Manaza
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    Death By Chocolate

    When I was about 15, my brother and I had a pet guinea pig called Alexis. I can't quite recall how, but we discovered that Alexis loved chocolate pudding... so from time to time, we would put a tiny bit on a teaspoon and let him lick it. He would always eat it so enthusiastically...
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 6, 2012

    When I was about 6 or

    so I wanted to give my mouse a bath, after his bath I thought it would be good to dry him off in the microwave, i never anticipated that my mouse would die in the microwave so when he did die i put him back in his cage for my family to discover his death without the knowledge of...
    misaki260 misaki260
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    My beloved 11 y/o Maltese (Bexley) died last

    Monday. He had congestive heart failure and I was getting him ready for our Vet appointment that day. He ate, went outside, then I gave him a bath and he took a nap. Then I picked him up to brush him and looked at his nails. I started to trim them, which he always hated, so he...
    MomofBexley MomofBexley
    61-65, F
    Jan 24, 2016

    I live in a condo at the fifth floor

    and there are a lot of stray cats. But I love this particular feline. I do not know why some other cats do not like her... Today, I found her on the fifth floor's corridor. I started playing with it for a while then a grey cat appeared they started hissing at each other and I...
    KennethKuan69 KennethKuan69
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    It was yesterday, my lovely sugar glider,

    TangTang has died.when I reached home after school as usual I went to have a look in her and I saw her lying on the cage and not jumping here and there as usual. I started to call her name and she got no response, she died. I cried hardly because I have no idea why she is dead...
    Zhixuan4080 Zhixuan4080
    18-21, M
    Sep 30, 2015

    i had a kitten. called her kayla.

    i feed her some milk and she got sick and died. didn't know you were not supposed to at the time. she was beautiful. i'm sorry kayla.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 16, 2014

    On Tuesday, my husband accidentally ran over my

    Pug and killed him. Since then all I can hear in my mind are his cries and my husband's screams. It seems like a nightmare that never ends. I can't eat or sleep. He was the light of my life, I rescued him when he was paralyzed and nursed him back to health, he was the happiest...
    Anyr1954 Anyr1954
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    Wednesday, my Turquoise Green Cheek Conure,

    was the sweetest funniest little bird I've ever known. She trusted me, cuddled with me, and I loved her so much.She was only 6 months old when I accidentally killed her.I know you're not supposed to let your bird sleep with you.. I knew this beforehand but we've fallen asleep by...
    Ohhkayyla Ohhkayyla
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2016
    afrocentricc afrocentricc
    16-17, F
    Mar 16, 2015

    This happened to me. I loaded the front loader

    washing machine and my sweet Tucker kitty was in the washing machine or in the blankets and he died. The grief was overwhelming. I had no idea he was in there at the same time I was calling for him outside. It has been a sad and painful experience and very difficult for me.
    TuckerKitty33 TuckerKitty33
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    Luckily it wasn't the cat

    that I have now that I love to pieces. So when I was in 4th grade I think I had this pet monarch butterfly and I thought it was dead so dug a hole for it. I put the butterfly in there and when it tried to crawl out (it had a broken wing) I threw dirt on it by accident...
    BritishCat BritishCat
    13-15, F
    Feb 7, 2016

    I don't even know where to begin.

    I just need to get this off my chest because I cannot stop crying, I can barely function. My father and step mother went away on a trip to Russia to visit her family and he asked me to watch their princess Angie, who is a terrier/chi mix. I have 2 chihuahuas myself, who are my...
    dr12165 dr12165
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    PLEASE Forgive Me!

    Yesterday I accidentally killed one of my pomeranian "Aki" and I feel so Guilty about it. It was around 3:30 pm when Aki and Ryo's loud Barks woke me up. I got so pissed got up from bed and went downstairs. I saw the Broomstick and took it with me. The minute they saw...
    akidaisuki akidaisuki
    22-25, M
    182 Responses Aug 12, 2009

    Didn't feed her before school.

    .. She somehow made her way onto the highway and got hit by a car... I'll never forget when my mom made me stand out in that busy highway, huge trucks driving past me at 65, and made me run out in front of them to pick up a mess of spilled intestines and broken bones... Her body...
    KikFindme12thNumber KikFindme12thNumber
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016

    I Don't Know How I Am Supposed To Live My Life Without My Man.

    6 days ago today something worse than my worst nightmare came true. I never want to go to sleep again because I keep thinking that when I wake up it will have been a horrible, horrible dream. But it was not, it was real, and it happened to me. I love animals. I have 2 dogs, 2...
    childrensyoga childrensyoga
    26-30, F
    36 Responses Dec 12, 2010

    One Thing I Can't Forgive Myself And I Can't Forget!

    Around the age of 8 I had a Greek turtle I named Arpad, after the main character of a tv series. He trusted me and I loved him so dearly. He liked all red food best, tomatoes and strawberries and he would come & eat from my hand when I called him. He had three little fellows, the...
    RickiChickie RickiChickie
    51-55, F
    13 Responses Sep 24, 2013

    I took my dog for a walk early one morning.

    I was not feeling well (shingles) and wanted to get it over quickly so I could rest. I don't remember driving home from our walk or walking into the house. The shingles symptoms give me terrible brain fog. We were going on a trip the next day so I decided to pack in the...
    doonh doonh
    61-65, F
    Feb 15, 2016

    I Accidentally Killed My Bird Quiko

    Well I first want to say that I LOVE my baby bird, Quiko. He was a Quaker and I bought him on May 22. 2010. I was SUPER happy with him. Well about a month ago he plucked his feathers off and made himself bleed ALOT. We took him to the vet. They said he got an infection and gave...
    Oneandonly25 Oneandonly25
    80 Responses Nov 28, 2010

    Ran Over Our 19 Year Old Cat

    Today like every other day I came home for lunch. I got in my car and reversed out the driveway when I felt something go under my front wheels, our dog that was in the backyard started howling and I looked forward to see our 19 year old car flailing in the driveway.. I ...
    jimay3677 jimay3677
    26-30, M
    47 Responses Oct 28, 2009
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    1 Response Jul 9, 2014

    I was washing and drying my comforter,

    and I had put it in the dryer, grabbed some dryer sheets and put them in, and shut the door and set it to "extra heavy". While it was going I heard some thumping around but figured that it was just because it was a heavy comforter. It went for the whole cycle and when I pulled...
    stephaniepegg stephaniepegg
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Mar 19, 2014

    Sunday march 16 2014 5:15 pm: I woke up

    yesterday at five in the morning with my bird crushed under me. I tried my best to make Montey happy and that meant sleeping with him for a couple of hours before putting him away. I never thought this would happen to me. My parents told me not to sleep with him so I said that I...
    miran13 miran13
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

    I've had ferrets for a few years,

    older ones adopted from a shelter. I had always wanted ferrets, and was in love with them immediately. They fit great into my life and home. After a few years, and a live-in partner who shared my insane ferret love, we decided to add to the family. We picked two babies from a...
    Rinzilla Rinzilla
    31-35, F
    Aug 25, 2015

    I may have killed precious little bearded

    dragon Ziggy. He was only 4 to 5 months old. There's two ways his tragic death could have happened. I'll tell you the one that involves me being responsible for killing him first. I know that you shouldn't let them sleep in your bed with you. I know it was so stupid of me go...
    Lizbethwilliamz Lizbethwilliamz
    Feb 25, 2016

    I'm not sure how accidental it was,

    but I feel terrible. I've had a RES turtle for more than a year now and I feel as if I didn't care properly for it. I had it in a tub with water and temporarily changed the water, but it wasn't enough. I fed it almost everyday, sometimes I forgot. Yesterday there was no...
    accidentallyuncaring accidentallyuncaring
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    I don't think I accidentally killed my cat,

    but I feel bad about what happened. I came home, and my cat was meowing in the corner. When I rushed her to the Animal 911, they said she had 3 chronic illnesses that I didn't know about, and they said she would suffocate during the night. So I had the option of letting her...
    gwarrocks gwarrocks
    36-40, F
    Jun 29, 2014
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