Puppy is killed by hit and run driver
A10-YEAR-OLD girl has been left devastated after her puppy was killed by a hit and run driver.
Police are investigating after a Khia Cotterill’s fivemonth-old Yorkshire Terrier Harley was hit by a car on Princes Way on the Weston Estate.
The puppy was struck as it ran out into the road but the driver failed to stop and drove off.
According to law, if a driver is involved in an accident with a dog they must stop at the scene or report the incident within 24 hours or they may face prosecution.
Khia’s mum Carina said: “Jimmy, my husband, was on the roof messing around with the satellite dish. He thought he’d shut the door but he hadn’t and Harley just ran out.
“My grandson, Jack, 11, shouted to Jimmy, who then shouted to a passing couple to grab Harley.
“But it was too late – Harley ran straight into the road and the driver who hit him just carried on, he didn’t even stop.
“Jack was absolutely devastated as he witnessed the whole thing.”
Khia, who lives on Princes Way, had the puppy for just nine weeks when it ran into the road.
Carina said: “She was so heartbroken she couldn’t breathe properly and just cuddled his little teddy all night. Then for two days she just sat and looked out of the window.
“She was at her friend’s house when it happened and had been out with him all that morning playing with him.
“We had to get her friend’s mum to break the news to her. It was just awful.”
The family now have another little Yorkshire Terrier but are appealing for witnesses and for the driver to come forward.
Carina said: “It just ruined our Christmas. We can’t get Harley out of our heads.
“Khia is feeling a bit better now, it’s more me and her dad now that are still in bits about it. How callous can you be?”
She added: “Harley was a lovely little dog and we really want to find who is responsible for doing this to him.”
A police spokesman said: “A road traffic offence where a vehicle failed to stop took place on Sunday, December 13 at around 1.55pm on Princes Way on the Weston Estate in Macclesfield.”
Anyone who thinks they may have any information relating to the incident should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
●● Khia Cotterill, left, with mum Carina. Above: Puppy Harley was mown down