I owe this letter to my Dog

Writer’s dog run over; driver doesn’t stop to help

Dear Editor:

On Monday November 6th 2017, shortly before 8 a.m., a cold but dry day, our dog was hit by a vehicle and left for dead. We realize accidents happen but what we are struggling with is the fact that the individual did not stop and go to the nearest house and try to locate the family of a loved pet. Five minutes more on your rush to work would not have mattered!

Our dog was lying outside on the road, alive, before a neighbour called to say Speckles had been hit. We rushed him to the Invermere Vet Clinic but the outcome was not happy.

We blame no one for hitting the dog, we blame them for not STOPPING! We are now grieving the loss of a beloved integral member of our family.

We should also mention excessive speed and distracted driving are potential causes. This is not the first and probably not the last animal that will die on this road but this was OUR dog!

It could easily have been a child or elderly person. It would have been the right thing to notify the family, the outcome was unfortunate.

Our sincerest thanks to our wonderful neighbours and the kindness of the staff at the Invermere Veterinary Hospital.

SLOW DOWN AND PAY ATTENTION

Rod and Carol Stanford

Windermere

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