Driving a local highway in my town, my husband and I watched a beige Chihuahua trotting back and forth across the road. Clearly, it was lost and disoriented. It did not have a collar. Most cars stopped. Then a dark colored SUV slowed, but would not stop. We watched in horror as that person hit the sweet little thing. All of this happened in less than 30 seconds. If I could have gotten to it before it was hit, I would have taken it to the Humane Society and put him/her on Craigslist. It was not crushed and the heart was still beating, so I picked it up with a blanket and we rushed it to a pet emergency clinic. I was so distraught that I never thought to check to see if it was male or female. He/she was dead before we got there.
My intention with not leaving it on the side of the road was to do all I could to prevent prolonged suffering as it was likely to die, though I knew not how long it would take. Also, I wanted to give the sweet little thing the love of being in a soft blanket as I held him/her.
The emergency facility checked for a microchip, but found there was none. I paid to have community cremation (in with other animals) - had to use my bill money - I did not feel it was right to leave the dog to die on the side of the road.
Please pray for me to be relieved of the raw sadness I cannot seem to fully release. I have been crying allot. I have been working hard to put myself back together after feeling shattered by this.
Debby in Arizona
I need help - the fee for cremation was $118.00
If you feel inclined to donate, I have a PayPal button that says "Donate" to the right of this post.
Thank you so much if you can help me with even a small donation. I would scan and email the bill if anyone wants proof.
Nobody has responded to my local Craigslist posts which I made the day this happened so I could give the person closure. I did not include the photo on Craigslist. (the blunt force injury on the dog's neck must have been what killed him) .But I wanted to share it with you so some of you might want to pray for the owner to find my post.