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Watch for beloved pets in the street

Posted: Monday, Mar 24th, 2014

On Tuesday, March 18, while driving on North Maybell Ave. at approximately 4 p.m., someone hit and killed Rocky, a 5-month-old dog and friend to 5-year-old Alison. Alison and her mom visited the home where the puppies were born, and she saw the puppies soon after birth, while their eyes were still closed, and watched them grow in the following weeks. Early on, she had picked this fellow because he loved to be picked up and snuggled. Alison also learned to care for Rocky when she was home, feeding, water and taking him outside for potty breaks.

Thank goodness Alison was not at home when this heart-rending accident happened – it’s not something for a little girl to see, plus the fact, had she been home and chased after her friend, two might have been hit instead of one.

There is a reason why streets have signs posting speed limits at 20 mph. Had the rule been followed, perhaps this wouldn’t have happened.

Alison’s dad did CPR on Rocky to no avail. That’s hard enough, but to hear the driver say, “I think I hit your dog,” step on the gas and speed away … wow, I call that bad, bad karma.

Many of us older people have pets. Dogs, cats, birds, and we love them dearly. Thus I have a hard time understanding why you did what you did. The right thing would have been to stop, get out and try to help and apologize.

Jeannie Hale,


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