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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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I'm heartsick tonight...

I just witnessed a small dog in my neighborhood get killed by a car. It's a beautiful day here in Chesapeake with lots of folks out walking and driving. I was on my daily walk when a small dog who was in his front yard with his owners ran across the street towards me and some other folks walking by. The big SUV who came around the corner had no chance to see the dog. He was killed instantly. The owner picked up his small, lifeless body and carried him to their driveway. This same little dog had come running across the street towards me one other time while the owner was out with him. Why did they let him out unleashed knowing he has this tendency? The owners are heartsick, I'm sure and so am I. Seems like this was avoidable! Poor little guy! Gone in an instant!
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I am sorry you had to witness such a tragic event. Dogs should be leashed whenever there is a possibility of an encounter with a vehicle. Accidents happen in a second and it sounds as if the owners were aware of their pup's tendency to dart across the street. Now the little dog is dead, the driver of the vehicle feels bad even though hitting the dog was unavoidable and the owners will struggle with their feelings of guilt. How sad for all!


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This makes me so angry and sad! I feel so sorry for that dog….trusting in his human to keep him safe. Why are people such idiots… RIP little buddy…..





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I can't even imagine how tormented I would feel if this happened to my dog. Yeah, the owners were clueless, but I imagine that they now know this and will suffer much for it. As for me, fortunately I do not have to worry because my dog will live forever and will never experience any significant pain (denial denial denial, works for me). In the meantime, I will at least be cautious.


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I was hiking the dogs a couple months ago and these large dogs ran up to us off leash. Owner was nowhere in site. I was walking out to the parking lot and the one dog ran right passed me and across the busy street! I put my guys in the car and looked for the owner. I found him and said your dog ran across the street. We both went looking for him. We saw him and the owner calls him! The dog starts to run across the busy street and I yelled, stay!!!!! There were cars coming! I swear some people just shouldn't have dogs...... I was furious!





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I swear some people just shouldn't have dogs...... I was furious!
Just as some people should never have children! A little common sense goes a long way! I agree, RIP little one.

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I think I told the story here before of a friend caring for his daughter's little dog who took the dog off leash on a hike through the woods. A big dog (also off leash) startled the little one and the little one took off never to be seen again. Guilt and sorrow all around and yes again could have been avoided. Seems to me there are so few situations (a fenced in yard -what else?) when a dog can be really safely off leash (my dog and the others who come running up to us when we're walking), but near a street with traffic? What a shame. And how awful for you that you had to see it. I'll add my RIP little one to the rest.

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I think I told the story here before of a friend caring for his daughter's little dog who took the dog off leash on a hike through the woods. A big dog (also off leash) startled the little one and the little one took off never to be seen again. Guilt and sorrow all around and yes again could have been avoided. Seems to me there are so few situations (a fenced in yard -what else?) when a dog can be really safely off leash (my dog and the others who come running up to us when we're walking), but near a street with traffic? What a shame. And how awful for you that you had to see it. I'll add my RIP little one to the rest.
Totally irresponsible! So sad for that poor dog and his daughter I think I would consider disowning my father if he lost my dog!





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I have a friend who just died. She went into a diabetic coma. Her family said she had been feeling off for a few months. The two weeks before she passed she could barley walk upstairs to go to bed. Her family and her did nothing. I can say this here because they wont know how I feel. Some people are just plain stupid.

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Suzi, I am sorry for the loss of your friend and the anger and sadness you must feel because she nor her family sought the medical help she needed.


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