I like your daughter's response.
I haven't yet hit a cat or dog. Once, I turned on my engine in the middle of winter and discovered a dead little kitty.
I freaked. I gave her a burial. Definetly a stray.
I would stop for either, just because I like the little guys.
My limit is birds - I've had friends who will swerve and go into the gravel to avoid a bird (I noticed these are the ones who seem to hit them ? lol).
My cousin had a run in with a few horses. That was horrifying to behold.
For horses - I would definetly be going in the ditch!
Yeah, I was upset with my cousin for her *stupidity* on that occasion, and very shook up with the total disregard for the horses. ...
I mean, seriously, sometimes I question whether human life trumps animals for me. Some people can be real dinks.