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I am Sooooo Traumatized!

post #1 of 15
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I know I am known for posting funny stuff but this is NOT funny.

While driving on a road with heavy traffic today, I saw in the on-coming lane, a car driving down the road. To my left was a dog, with a collar and leash, running towards the street and ran right out in the street! The oncoming car either didn't see him, or did and didn't care, and the dog kinda ran into the car as the car ran into him. Confusing to express (to be understood) but that's how it happened.

The car then kept driving and the dog had fallen to the ground, got up and ran back towards his house where there were people calling him. He was limping a bit. When I saw all of this I immediately just jammed on my brakes to a complete stop. I turned around and went up to that house and told the woman that "You're dog got hit, ya know?" She says, "Yeah I'll take him to the hospital". Then gets in the car with the dog and drives off.

The thing is when I saw this dog the first thing I noticed was he was sooooo thin I could see his ribs. Then when the woman answered me with her intentions, it sounded almost sarcastically said. Like as if to say, "yeah right, I'll just run right over to get him checked". She didn't sound alarmed, or concerned, or as if she was telling her true intentions.

I can't get this image out of my mind!!!
post #2 of 15
Oh Cheryl, Sorry you had to witness this, both the accident and the uncaring woman. Please take some nice deep breaths;you did all you could.
post #3 of 15
I'm angrier with the driver.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by yayi
I'm angrier with the driver.
You realy don't know how devastating it was to see what I saw.

You hear about things, but, it's quite different when you see it. It's like it just keeps repeating in my mind.
post #5 of 15
theres some horrible people in this world
post #6 of 15
I hit a dog once about 20 years ago. It scared me so much! He ran off after I hit him, so I pulled into the nearest driveway, and knocked on the door. I asked if they had a dog, and then the dog came running from inside the house, must have come in the back door.

I said-I just hit your dog! But they acted like it was no big deal, and he looked fine. So then I just said-well keep him out of the road, before he gets hurt or someone else gets hurt swerving to miss him!

People are strange. I'm sure the dog I hit was fine. If you remember where the house is at where the dog lives, you could report it to animal control and maybe they can do a check on him. (Or maybe I've been watching too much "Animal Cops" on Animal Planet!)
post #7 of 15
Wow, I think I hit a dog recently. It was really foggy out and I didn't see it at all, all I heard was a thumping noise and I think a yelp. I freaked out and drove around for about a half hour and I couldn't find the dog. I parked at a filling station and walked around even, to no avail. I spent the rest of my hour long drive home crying hoping I didn't hit anything. I still have no idea if I hit a dog, but I think I did and it's horrible. When I saw the your post I was like, God, I hope it wasn't me, but you live in NJ. I just hope the dog is ok. There wasn't any blood or anything on my car, I checked when I stopped. Maybe the person thought they hit a curb or something? I actually saw a guy trying hard to hit a possum on the side of a road in my neighborhood once. People do some sick things. I'm sorry you had to experience that. I hope the doggie is ok. If he did go to the vet hopefully they noticed he was underweight and did something about it.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
If you remember where the house is at where the dog lives, you could report it to animal control and maybe they can do a check on him. (Or maybe I've been watching too much "Animal Cops" on Animal Planet!)
I swear to God I was thinking of doing the same thing! I, too, watch Animal Cops. I always think, as you do, that should I do something or is it from picking up ideas from watching that show.

I think I may though. Thanks for the support of my original intent I kept inside.

Can you imagine if it were one of her kids?????
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by esrgirl
I hope the doggie is ok. If he did go to the vet hopefully they noticed he was underweight and did something about it.
Ya see that's my thoughts exactly. The fact that this dog was underweight tells me she really wouldn't take it to get checked. Cause if she ever did bring her dog to the vet they definately would've said something to her or would've intervened, since this dog's ribs were showing so much.
post #10 of 15
one night about three years ago we had a knock on our door late at night. my mum rather nervously opened the door only to find a gay couple crying on the doorstep.

they had accidently run over a cat and wondered if it was ours. my mum went out to have a look to see if it was a neighbours cat (we were catless at the time) and found that they had put it in the recovery position and taken of their jumpers and shirts to make pillows and blankets to keep it warm.

sadly the cat had died on impact and it was the neighbours cat. my mum made the destraught couple a cup of tea and they went on their way.

so there are some nice compassionate people out there.
post #11 of 15
oh my gosh, Cheryl, how horrible! I would most definitely drive back by the house soon and check up on the dog---or definitely make a call to the animal control.
post #12 of 15
You could go and call on the house and say that you were the lady who saw it all and couldn't get it out of your head and you hope it's not too much but you just wanted to give yourself peace of mind by seeing if the dog is OK. Then she might think you are a bit nutty but she won't think you are a nosey busybody.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
You could go and call on the house and say that you were the lady who saw it all and couldn't get it out of your head and you hope it's not too much but you just wanted to give yourself peace of mind by seeing if the dog is OK. Then she might think you are a bit nutty but she won't think you are a nosey busybody.
EVERYONE READ THIS PLEASE

Well I did as YOU suggested and to my surprise everything was quite different than what I observed.

That is to say, that when I rang her doorbell, her Mom answered and right away invited me in since she remembered who I was. Then she told me to go out in her yard with her to meet her dog that was hit. I did, and the dog really isn't skinny as I thought he was. He's actually in perfect shape. And very happy and energetic.

She said they brought him to the vet, took X-rays, and gave had an IV in him, and he is completely fine, nothing was broke, the vet thinks he probably just ran smack into the car and fell back and got up. So he may've been initially sore but he's fine!

So it goes to show ya, ya can't judge a dog by his ribs!
post #14 of 15
haha!!! WHEW! I am so relieved, though, that he is alright!!! I'm so glad you went back to check on him!!!
post #15 of 15
What a relief. Thanks for checking, and for letting us know. You are a good person.
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