To the Editor:
This morning started out as many other mornings do; I dropped both of my dogs off at the doggie daycare on the way to work. They have been going there a long time.
What was unusual about this morning is that as I was leaving, a little dog not associated with the daycare came running across the parking lot and into the street and got run over by a car.
I witnessed all of this. The driver did not stop. They had to know they ran over a medium-size animal; it made a terrible sound.
What kind of human being does this, and does not stop?
The driver of this vehicle may be interested to know that this is a crime, punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and by up to a year in jail.
A huge thank you to the owner of the doggie daycare, who ran to the dog’s side and scooped him up. He died in her arms, instead of on the cold pavement.
To the driver of that vehicle, you know who you are, and maybe soon, the police will know who you are; the security cameras are being checked.
I felt so bad for this dog, and for his family ... this was someone’s pet.
Hopefully, the person who did this will do the right thing now and turn themselves in.
I experienced the worst of people (the person who hit the dog and kept going) and the greatest of people (the doggie daycare owner), all within a matter of about two minutes.