So, I'm a dog walker, I see a lot of dogs every day. Each day when I go to pick up one dog, I always see the next door neighbor outside smoking, and we say hi. Today, as usual, I went to pick up the dog, and as I was walking back to my car, I was looking in exactly the right spot as the neighbors dog got hit by a speeding car! I ran down the front steps and realized that the car, once having realized what they hit, was speeding up to try and escape! So I took down his license plate number. The poor dog, and owner! I had to keep working, but I gave him all the info I had taken down, and my cell phone number in case he needed me to talk to the police or anything.
Luckily, the owners called me later to thank me, and to say that their dog had been checked out and would fully recover. The police had also come by to take a report! I really hope that driver doesn't get away with what they did! Obviously the dog shouldn't have been in the road, but speeding off is the worst possible thing to do, and I couldn't sleep at night if I did that.
So a few lessons learned:
1) please leash your dog when near roads
2) please follow speed limits, it was a 20 MPH residential street, and that could have JUST as easily been a child
3) people are watching! doing evil things will come back to bite you. especially if someone was smart enough to take down you plate number and the police come pay you a visit.