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Dog hit by car in Larkhall

14 Feb 2013

The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of a dog who sadly died after being run over in Larkhall. Warning - you may find the image upsetting.

We were alerted by a member of the public who witnessed the black Labrador being hit by a car on Ayr Road, Shawsburn, at around 9.30pm on Tuesday (12 February).

Tragically, the male dog died at the scene a short while later.

Animal Rescue Officer Ashley Griffin said, "The person who called us said she saw a man driving a lime coloured car hit the dog near the Shawlands Park Hotel. He then got out to check his vehicle before leaving the scene.

"Any road traffic accidents involving a dog must be reported to the police and we would encourage the person responsible to do so as soon as possible if they haven't already.

"The dog was still alive and whimpering at the side of the road when we were called but, sadly, he passed away very soon after this.

"He wasn't wearing a collar and doesn't have a microchip but we are hoping someone might recognise him.The Labrador sadly died at the scene.

"The dog doesn't have any distinguishing marks but he is a black unneutered male Labrador, approximately four to six years old.

"It is heartbreaking to lose a pet and we are sure his owner would like to know what happened to him if he has gone missing from home."

Anyone who recognises this dog can call our Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.

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