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Dog’s death unnecessary

Last night my husband and I were driving home on the freeway when we noticed a dog running across three lanes of traffic toward the median.

We are huge animal lovers and wanted to help this dog. We have three dogs and would appreciate it if someone would do the same for us. We got back on the freeway heading and located the dog. We pulled over and tried to call the dog to our truck.

The dog was scared and ran into oncoming traffic.

My husband and I had to witness this dog getting hit by a car and killed when all we wanted to do was help. This is an image we will have to live with forever in our minds because some pet owner out there did not keep their animal fenced in.

We also have to live with the question, “Would the dog have been better off if we would have left it on the freeway and just gone home?”

If you can’t keep an animal safe you shouldn’t have one! Now we have to live with the guilt of what happened to this dog when the owner didn’t care enough to keep it safe.

Jolene P. Heath

Spokane Valley

 

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