Pup injured in hit and run
OWNER OF 11-MONTH-OLD POODLE BLASTS DRIVER FOR NOT STOPPING AFTER INCIDENT
A “DISGRACEFUL” driver fled after running over an 11-month-old poodle, breaking her leg on a busy Burton road, witnesses have said.
Owner Wendy Towe was “in shock” when little Bella was struck in the accident in Beaufort Road, Brizlincote Valley.
The pup had run after another dog near Tesco Express when Wendy suddenly heard her cry and immediately ran after her.
When Wendy got to the scene, Bella was in severe pain and witnesses said she had been hit by a car.
Luckily, another motorist had got out of his vehicle, stopped traffic and carried the stricken animal to safety by the roadside.
Now Wendy’s daughter, Katy, is appealing for any information which could identify those responsible.
Wendy, from Brizlincote Valley, said: “She’d shot off like a bolt after another dog, then I heard her crying, which was the worst part of it.
“Anything could have happened to her. When I got to where she was, Bella was holding her leg up, so I was hoping it was just her leg that had been injured.
“But for all I knew she could have had internal bleeding or hit her head.
“A couple who had stopped took me and Bella to the vets in Ashby Road (Burton Animal Hospital), where she was checked over. I was just in shock.
“The vet gave her pain relief and an x-ray. She had to be kept in and monitored all day.”
Thankfully, Bella is now recovering at home, but cannot go out for walks for six weeks.
Wendy said: “I’m so grateful now that her injuries weren’t any worse.
“They’ve now put a splint on her, but she’s so hyper she doesn’t know that should stop her playing.
“She’s on a dose of painkillers every day and seems okay now, but who knows how she’ll be feeling after six weeks without a walk.
“She’s got a broken leg, so can’t go out for six weeks, which is awful as she’s only a pup – she’s 11 months old.
“I just want to thank the people who helped me by pulling over and taking us to the vet – they were just amazing.”
Katy said: “We were told someone got out of the car that hit her, looked around and got back in the passenger seat, then the driver just drove off.
“We’re so angry about it. The people who did this should be found – I think it’s absolutely disgusting they’ve just driven off after running over someone’s dog.
“It’s not been reported to police because we don’t have solid information about the make and model of car or registration number, so there’s no evidence at this point.
“But we want people to get in touch if they have anything we can take to the police.
“The can email me at katy[email protected] yahoo.co.uk.”
Bella was run over on January 2 at around 11.40am.
Bella, a poodle from Brizlincote Valley who was hit by a car and broke her leg.