AN Orange dog breeder is urging drivers on the Molong Road to slow down after she witnessed a speeding driver kill a puppy yesterday morning.
Nicky Seddon said she was taking her son to school about 8.40am when the driver struck a dog that had wandered onto the road.
She estimates the driver was going at least 20km/h over the 50km/h speed limit.
The dog appeared to die instantly.
Mrs Seddon said not only was the driver speeding but they also failed to stop and check on the condition of the animal.
“I can’t believe it, this is someone’s pet and they didn’t even stop,” she said.
“My child was in the car when it happened and I went hysterical.”
Mrs Seddon said the driver must have seen or heard what they had done.
“They were just going so fast,” she said.
“It was just horrible, appalling.”
Mrs Seddon said the dog looked like a german shepherd that was about six months old.
By the time she had returned to the scene the animal had been removed from the road.
“This has really upset me, I love dogs,” she said.
Mrs Seddon said she spoke to the Central Western Daily in the hope it would remind drivers to slow down in residential areas.
“Have a heart for God’s sake, this is someone’s pet,” she said.
Mrs Seddon said she called the RSPCA and all the vet clinics in Orange, including Orange Veterinary Hospital located near where the accident happened, but was told no one had brought in an animal fitting the description for treatment.
She said while it was a dog that was hurt this time, she feared speeding drivers were also putting children in danger.