Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Irresponsible driver left injured dog at side of road

You know who you are…

Early Friday morning, on the coldest day of the year, at around 6:30 a.m., you hit our 13-year-old shepherd and left her freezing, bleeding and unable to cry for help on the side of the road. You didn’t have enough compassion or human decency to stop and to try to find the owners. Our lights were on on the porch and inside the house. We were clearly awake. Fortunately, there was a Good Samaritan who did stop when she saw Maya 13 minutes later. She took the time to stop traffic and try to help. We were alerted and we rushed our dog to the emergency vet in Burlington where she spent the next five hours fighting for her life. Sadly, she succumbed to her massive injuries and died.

Maya was a beloved member of our family. We are grieving. What we cannot understand is the fact that you didn’t do anything at all to help her and just left her to freeze. You obviously know you hit her because you left parts of your car next to her. Accidents happen but in this case your lack of acknowledgment is unforgivable. Those 13 minutes she was left before someone stopped could’ve made a difference on getting her the help to save her life! 

Shame on you!

Sadie Messenger and Mike Morcombe

Middlebury

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