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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Question What would you do if you hit a dog?

One of the guys at work hit a dog on his way home yesterday. His reaction was to jump out of the car and rush the dog to the vet, where sadly the dog died. He is upset, but was very surprised when another good citizen blocked the road to protect him from getting hit. On another note another guy at work lost 2 GSD's when someone hit them both and kept going. What would you guys do?

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I would do both option one and two..If it wasn't completely obvious what damage was done I'd call the vet and explain everything and if they told me there were things I could do immediately to help I would do those before rushing it to the vet.

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I would get out and rush it to the vets.

I unfortunately lost my GSD Diesel in November when she was hit by a truck right in front of me. The guy in the truck had ample time to stop or even slow down but he didnt, even after he hit my dog he sped off like nothing happened... Worst moment of my life and it will haunt me forever... I still have flashbacks and nightmares of it happening, I would not wish that on anyone and I would do whatever it took if I was the one driving to help save the animal


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I've hit a critter before (not a dog). It died at the vet. I still get nightmares about it :'c. I stopped and I'd stop for a dog, take it to the vet and pay the medical bills. But it's be traumatizing either way...
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I would get out and rush it to the vets.

I unfortunately lost my GSD Diesel in November when she was hit by a truck right in front of me. The guy in the truck had ample time to stop or even slow down but he didnt, even after he hit my dog he sped off like nothing happened... Worst moment of my life and it will haunt me forever... I still have flashbacks and nightmares of it happening, I would not wish that on anyone and I would do whatever it took if I was the one driving to help save the animal
Omg, that is horrible. i am so sorry I hope that guy never has an animal, that's just wrong to drive away.


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I would get out and rush it to the vets.

I unfortunately lost my GSD Diesel in November when she was hit by a truck right in front of me. The guy in the truck had ample time to stop or even slow down but he didnt, even after he hit my dog he sped off like nothing happened... Worst moment of my life and it will haunt me forever... I still have flashbacks and nightmares of it happening, I would not wish that on anyone and I would do whatever it took if I was the one driving to help save the animal
My dalmatian was hit by a car right in front of my son who was about 5 at the time...she was across the street with my sister and seen my son, she got out of her collar and ran to him. She did live, but it was very expensive. The guy had plenty of time to stop..the guy behind him did. My son was hysterical.

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I'd take it to the vet if needed and contact the owners if at all possible

If the dog died right away I would still contact the owners if at all possible, if nothing else to express my regret and I know if I was the owner I would want to know what happened.

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The dog that was hit yesterday had a microchip and the owner came in immediately, but there was nothing the vet could do. When my co worker tried to pay for it, the vet told him that because he did the right thing that this one was on the house. The dog had to be put down, but the owner got to say good bye.

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What would you do if you hit a dog?

I hit a dog the day I got my permit so my time legally behind the wheel. Thankfully my dad was with me and the dog wasn't hurt but I was an emotional wreck, the owner made an offhandedly comment about teaching his dog a lesson about chasing cars. My dad left our phone number in case any vet bills came up, never heard from the guy again.

If it ever happened again I'd extend the same courtesy in hopes that someone would do the same for me.


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I would help the dog. If I couldn't lift it safely, I'd call for help.
I carry crate/towels/muzzle in my van...I could never just leave the scene.
A few weeks ago, my daughter texted me and asked where the dogs were. Her friends parents just arrived at the house my daughter was at, and said they saw a GSD get hit(right by my area). My dogs were inside, and I assumed that the dog was helped. Come to find out the dog ran off when everyone stopped to help/she was injured and crying. Another week passed with heavy snowfall and then I saw a CL ad with a missing GSD right near my home. So I e-mailed the person to let them know about the hit GSD and gave them contact info on the witnesses. She's still missing, but I guess she was spotted the following day of the hit...I can't imagine she's still alive

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