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Lost Dog In Watson

By downindowner - 31 January 2012 27

Last Sunday afternoon (29th January) my daughter was at Watson Shops.  Her little white whippet-cross broke free while my daughter was inside the supermarket and ran out onto the road where she was struck by a car.  The driver didn’t stop (boo!).

A witness from the adjacent flats told us he saw the incident.  DeeDee subsequently ran off somewhere and went to ground, as hurt dogs often do.  A sizeable search party was amassed and we spent several hours combing the streets of Watson, but to no avail. 

Have you seen her?  She was wearing a brown leather collar and has a few marks on her forehead from a persistent skin complaint – she’s a homely little creature but well-loved.  She is micro-chipped (but doesn’t have tags).  If you have any information, please let us know by posting below, or by calling 6241 7149.

Thanks riotacters. 

PS.  DeeDee was in no way involved in the fracas near the tent embassy last Thursday.  She is not a dodgy builder and she doesn’t own a Holden Calais nor live in Charnwood.

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Lost Dog In Watson
EvanJames 10:09 am 01 Feb 12

Pork Hunt said :

Whilst not wishing to sound like an asshole

Well, you did.

Stopping means you can help the animal. It might be the difference between it surviving, and dying a painful death. This dog ran off in pain and shock to hide and possibly die. Stopping would have prevented that.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 8:43 am 01 Feb 12

Watson said :

Because if it’s not the law, there cannot possibly be any reason to do it.

Sadly, this is exactly the argument put forward by those of us who like to drive in the right hand lane for no reason…

Zeital 8:33 am 01 Feb 12

Pork Hunt said :

Whilst not wishing to sound like an asshole, but unless the driver of the car was a vet, what value could he or she add to the already sad equation?

Is there a road rule that says you have to stop after hitting an animal?

Worst case was that you’d get a bill for any damage to the car or that the driver gave it a second thump to put the animal out of its misery.

Now, where did I put that flak jacket..?

PS I hope all including your daughter recover soon.

so next time someone runs over him just leave him ok?

EvanJames 12:24 am 01 Feb 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Awesome!

+1

Watson 10:54 pm 31 Jan 12

Pork Hunt said :

Whilst not wishing to sound like an asshole, but unless the driver of the car was a vet, what value could he or she add to the already sad equation?

Is there a road rule that says you have to stop after hitting an animal?

Worst case was that you’d get a bill for any damage to the car or that the driver gave it a second thump to put the animal out of its misery.

Now, where did I put that flak jacket..?

PS I hope all including your daughter recover soon.

Because if it’s not the law, there cannot possibly be any reason to do it.

But yay, I’m so happy she was found and is ok!

fabforty 7:22 pm 31 Jan 12

Pork Hunt said :

Whilst not wishing to sound like an asshole, but unless the driver of the car was a vet, what value could he or she add to the already sad equation?

Is there a road rule that says you have to stop after hitting an animal?

Worst case was that you’d get a bill for any damage to the car or that the driver gave it a second thump to put the animal out of its misery.

Now, where did I put that flak jacket..?

PS I hope all including your daughter recover soon.

Well, for starters the driver could show a bit of empathy with the owners and maybe help take the animal to a vet.

It’s not about fault, dollars or road rules – it’s about common decency.

Pork Hunt 4:47 pm 31 Jan 12

Whilst not wishing to sound like an asshole, but unless the driver of the car was a vet, what value could he or she add to the already sad equation?

Is there a road rule that says you have to stop after hitting an animal?

Worst case was that you’d get a bill for any damage to the car or that the driver gave it a second thump to put the animal out of its misery.

Now, where did I put that flak jacket..?

PS I hope all including your daughter recover soon.

Holden Caulfield 4:41 pm 31 Jan 12

Awesome!

poetix 4:28 pm 31 Jan 12

downindowner said :

Thanks so much everyone – DeeDee was found this afternoon behind a shed on Piddington Street! She seems to be fine but will get a once over at the vets too. Seems a very similar story to Kevn’s. Yay for happy endings.

Yay indeed! She sounds quite tough.

downindowner 4:23 pm 31 Jan 12

Thanks so much everyone – DeeDee was found this afternoon behind a shed on Piddington Street! She seems to be fine but will get a once over at the vets too. Seems a very similar story to Kevn’s. Yay for happy endings.

Watson 3:15 pm 31 Jan 12

I forgot to ask, what does the dog look like? I believe the girl I met described her as small fluffy white? Does she look more like a maltese or similar than a whippet?

Watson 3:06 pm 31 Jan 12

I met part of the search party yesterday morning – your daughter possibly? – when we were walking our dog through Watson. I was hoping you would have found her by now. 🙁

Did you hang up notices at the shops? Some people may not think of calling Canberra Connect or dropping the dog at the pound, so it’s just an extra avenue.

Crossing everything that she will turn up soon, safe and sound.

As for the scum that can hit a dog and drive off: grrr!

PS: your PS did make me LOL

kevn 1:15 pm 31 Jan 12

My pup was hit by a car in similar circumstances last week – again the car didn’t stop. Miraculously the dog was absolutely fine, despite the thud (still don’t get how).

I hope you find her. Perhaps a pic would help?

EvanJames 12:13 pm 31 Jan 12

How awful, lost and hurt. I do hope you find her and she recovers.

Holden Caulfield 11:33 am 31 Jan 12

…but does she ride a bike?

Best of luck, hope this story has a happy ending.

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