I saw a dog get hit by a car the other day. The person tried not to hit him, but they did. They stopped and then just kept going, so its not like they didn't know they hit him. I pulled over as the other car sped away, along with some other people who saw it. Two men took him to the vet, I don't know if he lived or not... but people like that make me sick....
The place we moved from that was nearly a weekly occurance. I hated it. I've taken four dogs that I can think of off hand to the emergancy vet. Which of corse is no where near the area I was living. But I didn't care. Weather or not the animal was put to sleep or made it, I didn't want to know. I just couldn't let it lay there an suffer. That would have made me just as cruel as the person who hit them and drove away. And I can't do that.
I hate the owners that let them out and were not even watching them. Not to make excuses for the person who hit the dog, but a lot of people can't deal with blood or even animals. I'm glad someone stopped.
A while ago someone wrote into the paper and said they saw someone dump their dog(they do it all the time out here) and that they shouldn't worry if it found a home or not because it then got hit, I thought that was so sad.
Thats rare for here, I have NEVER seen a homelsess animal around here, I live in orange county, and there are never any homeless pets around.... I guess thats a good thing, but it also makes people blind to the fact that there are milllions of homeless animals.
***Edited By: wolf on 12/20/2004 4:51:30 PM*** Reason: :)
My dog Chuka was hit by a car last year. She was hit less than a block away from my home. The person never stopped and many other cars kept driving around her. She was not killed instantly, she was sitting in the road screaming and still no one stopped. I ran as soon as I saw her, picked her up and tried to carry her back home. She was about 45 pounds and I am not very big, 5'4" and 130 so she was pretty big for me. Still no one came to help me, not even my neighbors. Eventually a elderly lady came out to help, although she couldn't do much. I called my fiancee' and he came home and we tried to take her to the vet but she passed away on the way there. I will NEVER forgive the person that hit her. She may be alive today if they had stopped.
A while back, my brother saw his friends dog get hit. He's a lab/pit mix named Oscar and he ran right into a pick up truck and the person never stopped. Oscar is fine now but my bro's friends dad said that would "teach him a lesson" He is such a stupid idiot. it amazes me. He's supposedly an animal chiropractor and a minister, you'd think he'd have some sort of compassion.
omg, i hate people like that. the least they can do after hitting something is stopping to at least see if it's ok. thank god for those of you who stopped and for the people who took him to the vet. some people are so sick
I had this kitty and this other stupid stray cat chased my cat acrossed the street and she almost got hit so u screamed PUSS! (my cats name) and she turned around and she did this cute little meow and she ran to me and all of a sudden this jeep which was goign like 40 mph. in a 20mph. street slammed right into her and the guy stopped thankgod but It's something I will never foget and if that ass*hole fucken slowed down maybe my baby would have lived.
i hit a dog once i tried to stop and it hit by my side passenger mirror it spun around fell and layed down. i got out and the dog stood up and limped away. sorry but i wasnt about to go try and stopit and see where it came from i figured it would go home and get help or die i dont want to get bit so i got back in my car and drove away
I hit a dog once. It was the most awful thing. It was like 3 in the morning and this little yorky ran out in front of me on a major highway. I stopped but the dog was dead. he had a collar on and I carried him up to his house and woke the people up. They were so mad at me but I was like "I could have just left him on the highway for some big semi to hit him again" Then they apologized for being rude and they slammed the door in my face.
My aunts bassett hound got ran over one Christmas and it nearly ripped his leg off but he lived. That was the lsat time he ran out the front door.
And my moms Boxer got ran over about a year ago and we were right there and the people that hit him didn't even attempt to miss him. They were too busy trying to use their cell phone.
I feel like a dog that small has no business even being outside at that time of night. I thought I had hit a rabbit at first until I got out and relized that it was a dog.
I guess i really have a habit of hitting animals. I once hit a pregnant deer and it like totaled my Firebird. And to think if I would have been actually driving the speed limit I probably wouldn't have hit it. I was going 90 in a 70. But hey, I was 17 at the time and I was late to a party.
My fiancee' and I were driving home one night and there was a car right on our butt and a little white kitten was in the road on the highway, Patrick knew he couldn't stop because of the car behind him so he tried to swerve but the kitten changed directions and we hit her right on. It was absolutely horrible. We had no idea where she belonged. I made him stop and back up and I got out, I had to make sure she wasn't still alive, if she was we had to take her to the vet but I couldn't go home not knowing. She wasn't alive, she was only about four months old and he ran right over her mid section. I picked her up and moved her to the side of the road. I would have brought her home but I had no idea where she lived. There was a ton of cars coming and I couldn't leave her in the road. Sadly week after week when we would drive by, no one came and got her. It was very sad. It still bothers us. That was about 6 months ago. I could never hit an animal and not stop or just let them wander off. It would put so much guilt on my mind at the thought of it being hurt and wandering around. I just couldn't do it. I would take my chances getting bit.
Hey Wolf, you wondered if anyone has ever experienced the care-lessness of a person that will Hit-and-Run an animal? Well, here's an example of just that from my home in Paradise, Texas. I have two Great Pyrenees that look out for the cattle and all the other animals on our small ranch. A neighbor that has easment use of our private road/drive typically speeds down this drive where there are always animals present. While I was out of town she hit one of my Pyrenees, Belle. When I found my dog, Alive, another neighbor told me what had happened FOUR DAYS BEFORE!!! Neither the woman, Carrie Walterscheid (Paradise, TX) that hit the dog, or the other neighbor bothered to call, leave a message or a note. I did not hear anything until after they knew I had found my dog alive...then the lies started. Had they left a message my wife would have found our injurd dog (gross break of the rt/rear femur) in short order and had her treated immediately, instead the dog was left to die. I took my dog to the vet, had her leg set, wired and pinned and we are now in the tenth week of confinment and recovery, still don't know if this will save her leg. The Walterscheid woman assumed no responsibility. Instead she blames her tramatic grief on the dog. Well Boo-Hoo for her, I guess she would have been happier if her leg were broken and she had been left for dead. These people absolutely and totally disgust me. Our dog is going through a painful recovery, we are going through this with her. That irresponsible, nefarious woman has cost us over $1,000.00 in our attempt to save our dog. I wish that everyone knew who she was and what kind of person she is.
When I was a kid I was playing with my sister and some others in front of my friends house and their cat ran into the street got hit by a van and crawled the sidewalk and died. The guy stopped said Sorry then drove away. All of us are stairing in complete horror and all he said was sorry. Didn't offer to get out and help us with this dead cat or anything. My friend ran home got her Dad and he came back with a bag and picked it up and took it to the owners and they buried it. Sorry just didn't seem to justify what happened.
Back in December 2004 I cleaned out my carport and I uncovered a small hole in the garage door. I completely forgot about the hole and the next morning I let my babies out to go do their "business" as always. Suddenly. remember that I had not covered the hole and so I get out to the carport to check up on them, sure enough my toy poodles had found their way out and were outside. I do not know what happened to me but I just froze when I saw them on the other side of the street. When Charlie saw me he proceeded to cross the small driving area towards me and there was this blue car driving by like at 10 mph and struck him. This person didn't even bother to stop at all, he/she just continued driving to his unit. I picked up my charlie and he just bled to death in my arms. I felt awful for the longest time, I still miss him. I buried him in my back yard, at least I know where his remains are. I do not know why some people lack love/emotions towards animals.