I think if she knew in advance that people sped by her house, which is apparently by a busy road, it's her fault for not putting the dog on a leash. I have great voice control on Riddick but I'd stil keep him on a leash inthat situation.
Its the ladys fault. Someone should put up a whos the bad owner sign.
Any car looks fast when its coming towards your dog.
there is a stretch of maybe a mile were these idiots by me just let there cats breed and there is a new dead one on the road probally every day. I hit my first cat there as well as my second! the speed limits 55 and I slow down to 40 and they still run out. It angers me to no end. I am so tempted to put up a sign there but I cna't write what I was going to put on it here:)
I hate to break it to her but at thirty miles an hour her dog would still be dead. I guess she needs to let her anger out somewere-she really only has herself to blame.
Yeah I see her stupidity but I don't think the sign is offensive. Did the people that hit her dog stop and at least apologize? Did they hit her dog in front of her and keep driving? TO me thats pretty bad as well. Thank goodness in the last 6 years driving I have not hit an animal myself much less someone's pet. Though the hubby did hit a deer 1 yr ago.
I would have apologized because I felt bad. Regardless of whether it was my fault or not...the dog's still dead, and it was my vehicle that killed him/her. Just common courtesy (stopping and apologizing) in my book.
I did not say it was the driver's fault. I did say the woman was stupid for letting the dog run off leash. But I do think its sad that someone hits a persons dog while they are outside and they keep driving.
When Chuka was hit by a car(crawled over the 6' kennel and ran to the road) the person not only didn't stop but other people droe around her. She was still alive and in incredible pain. People stopped when I was trying to move her but no one helped me. I was so angry. I had two LITTLE girls and was trying to carry a injured 40 pound dog. People watched but no one helped. It was not my fault. She had never gotten out of the kennel before. She hadn't been in there long. Maybe 20 minutes. Chuka passed away on the way to the vet.
I put an ad in the newspaper about the person who hit my dog and drove off. And how we understood that they probably couldn't help hitting her but how absolutely horrible it was to leave her screaming in the road. I also begged anyone that hits a dog to stop and try and find the owner.
i would stop... i would never leave an animal suffering in the road... (i brake for turtles:) the woman should have had her dog on a leash, no doubt about it. she said she took the dog out with her, not that it got out of her house. i would just be paranoid in advance...not worth it. poor dog.
I never blame the drivers for not stopping-I used to but not anymore. When I hit a cat the first time I was so upsett I literally would have punched its owner in the face if I would have seen them right then. I don't think my screaming at someone over a dead pet is going to help them-or me any.
Its a whole diffrent story if the animal is still alive though. I've never seen an animal other than a deer and a squirel get hit and live though.
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I just hope that her misdirected anger might help her grieve out the guilt she has got to be feeling. Maybe she made the sign because it was sort of a subconscious act, being that it is right in front of her house...
I don't think the sign is offensive at all. She wants to know who hit her dog ,and I don't blame her. The little tiny town that I live in,a year or so ago ,these people owned a cat ,the cat was hit by a car.South rd from 9w into Milton is a very busy rd ,and people speed on that rd. These people also posted a huge cardboard sign wanting to know who hit and killed their cat. I'll tell you the wording was not as nice ,and it was posted right in front of their house off of the rd.I can't blame them.Every one handles the death of a animal differently.
My dogs are never off their leash....Ever!...Even when we went to the dog beach, we kept them on leashes. I just don't trust them, or the bigger dogs around. The woman was totally at fault, who would let a puppy or any dog off leash around a road!