Appeal to find owner of dog killed on A47 in Peterborough

An appeal is being made to find the owner of a dog which died on the A47 yesterday (Thursday).

Friday, 7th February 2020, 2:26 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th February 2020, 12:16 pm

The young husky was found dead on the roadside close to the Dogsthorpe Roundabout.

Linzi Maria Taylor was driving eastbound towards the roundabout when she spotted a white vehicle ahead of her with its hazard lights on, forcing other drivers including herself to break sharply.

She said this led to a crash behind her with two people suffering injuries.

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Police attended the scene

Sadly, the dog was then found dead on the road. Linzi said it appeared to be two to three years old, skinny, with a black, leather collar.

She said: “There was a vet nurse in the traffic - she got out and helped me get the dog off the road. We tried to resuscitate it but with no luck.

“We’ve contacted vets and put appeals out on Facebook to try and contact the owner but we’ve heard nothing back.

“It’s hit me pretty hard - I’m a huge animal lover. It’s hard to see what happened, and the fact the driver with the hazards on drove off.

“If I was the dog’s owner I would want to know what happened. I hope they will get in touch so we can all have closure.

“If nobody comes forward I will have the dog probably cremated.”

A police spokesman said: “Police were called yesterday (February 6) at 5.56pm by the ambulance service to reports of a collision on the A47, Dogsthorpe, involving three vehicles.

“Emergency services attended and officers remained at the scene to assist while a recovery took place.”

If you are the dog’s owner you can contact Linzi through Facebook or by emailing [email protected]

UPDATE

Linzi said: “I can now gladly say the owner has been found. (The dog) is eight years old and lives two miles away from the crash site. The owner is heartbroken and has been advised of where the body is.”