The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Letters to the Editor

May 1, 2014

Close call for pet

Close call for pet

Editor:

On April 7 about 7:30 a.m., I let my dog Sampson out. He is a pitbull and wouldn’t hurt anybody. He is loving and very friendly and loves everyone.

We live on Hawbuck Road in Danville. People fly by going to work, and someone hit our dog.

They didn’t stop or come and tell us that they hit him.

I know how dogs and cats run out in front of cars and sometimes it is hard to avoid hitting them.

But you could have at least told us you hit him?

Was it because he was a pit?

Do you not have any compassion for animals at all?

He is going to make it, but it will take a while for him to heal. I have hit a squirrel before and it makes me sick. I would at least stop and let the owners know that I had hit their pet.

I just wish people would slow down when animals are around. I hope whoever hit him, whenever you go by every day, you think about what you did if you have a heart. So whoever you are, shame on you! And what if it was your dog or cat?

Cathy Blakeney

Danville

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