A NORTH-east driver left 10-year-old Shovonne Cordiner heartbroken last Wednesday as they fled the scene after hitting her two-year-old Lhaso Apso, Mika.
The pooch who only a short time earlier had been playing with the family’s three other Apsos - Pippin, Reba and Tootie - at their St. Fergus home, had managed to escape from the back garden.
Shovonne, along with her brother, Ryan, mum, Shona and dad, Robert, were joined by other residents in the village to look for Mika. But a short while later the family were contacted by the police to be told the dreadful news.
Shona said: “The police said she had been found on the main road near the garage and suffered from a blow to the head. We were told that a woman had taken her to the vet, but at the time we were too upset to find out who so we could thank her.
“We made the trip to the Peterhead vet but later found out she had passed away on the way there. The police said she was breathing when she was found but only slightly. We were just devastated.”
The family who are moving soon, had Mika cremated.
Shona added: “It’s upsetting because she was one of our family dogs, and she was such a loving little dog. However I’m more angry at whoever hit her and didn’t have the decency to stop or apologise to us.
“Of course we realise it would have been accidental, but I just can’t get over how anyone could leave a dog like that.”
Shovonne, who loved nothing more than to have morning cuddles with Mika, has lost her best friend.
She said: “I’m really sad and angry at the person who done it. They couldn’t even tell me or my family. I used to go and see her first thing in the morning and we used to play together all the time.”
The family would like to thank the police and whoever took Mika to the vet on Wednesday. If anyone has any information about the accident they can contact Shona or Robert on 01779 838585.