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Q: La. law for hitting (vehicular) an animal

December 5, 2008 | By Angel M. | 8 answers | Expired: 2111 days ago

Angel M.

I was driving the other day and I saw a man hit a pet dog while driving. Of course, the dog should have been on his leash. But, the man looked and then kept driving. When I stopped, it was obvious that the dogs leg/hip was broken. It was late and I'm sure the vets office was closed. But, the man could have stopped to check on the animal. He lives in my neighborhood and now I know that he doesn't care about what he did. What else should I have done?

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Freeman796
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Dec 05, 2008

First of all, did anyone get out and help the dog? Do you know what happened to him? Secondly, if no one wanted to approach the dog or take him to the vet, then animal control should have been called immediately. Where I live, you reach animal control by calling the police non-emergency number.

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Elizabeth  M.
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Dec 05, 2008

I imagine you took the dog to the emergency hospital?? And hopefully the dog recovered. If I couldn't have picked the dog up I would have called the police if I didn't know how ot get in touch with animal control. (Some police stations do animal control too.) The next day (after calming down) I would have gone to the neighbor and explain that you saw him hit the animal. I doubt he'd want to help pay the vet bill but he should know that he was seen being a creep. I would probably also write a short letter to the editor to your local paper -- it's a good way to remind people they need to have some compassion should it ever happen to them.

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Automonkey08
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Dec 05, 2008

Well i hope the dog servived. I would have taken his tag number called the police and had the dog treated. Then i would have given him the bill. I hope he gets some kind of punishment for what he's done.

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