I was driving home after picking up my son & boyfriend from the bus depot in Allentown on Hamilton Ave. When reaching Martin Luther King Blvd intersection – I saw a little dog running in the street – immediately SLAMMING on my brakes & all of us jumping out into traffic to help this dog. I almost got hit by a car myself – trying to get the car to stop before it hit the dog… dog was “bumped” by the tire but managed to escape – my son & boyfriend went after it & I jumped back in my truck to catch up & manage moving traffic. We lost each other for a few minutes & then I spotted my son. As soon as I jumped out of my truck, my cell phone rang – it was my son. I saw them down the block by curb & already knew… my son’s words were “Mommy – it’s a wrap”… I asked if the dog was hit & he sais “yes & the guy did it on purpose”. He went on to explain that every car stopped because the dog was in the street & there was another good samaritan that was directing (stopping) traffic but this guy just kept on going where all the other cars had stopped. The good samaritan stopping traffic was a Parole Agent in the Allentown District of PA. I found out a few minutes later that a Detective stopped & ran over when my son & boyfriend were trying to help the dog immediately after being hit, flashing his shiny gold badge & all – but when he realized it was “only a dog” responded by stating “oh that’s all”? & going on his merry way.
The poor dog was dragged a good 15 feet before the guy stopped & that was only because my son & boyfriend were chasing after him & yelling.
I rushed the dog to the nearest vet, praying that she wouldn’t die before we got help & begging her to hold on… she had a collar but no tags or microchip. She is pretty banged up & we have her stabilized at this point. I’m waiting to hear the results of the xrays as the vet stated that the priority is to stabilize her & keep her comfortable. The hospital is aware that I am not the owner – just trying to do the right thing. Have searched CraigsList for a lost dog matching her description. Again – she needs our help… & will need a home if she has the strength to pull through, everyone is pulling for this girl… I feel blessed that the vet is willing to “work with me” but need your help & support to cover these medical costs.
If you would like to send funds directly or call & check on her — she listed as F-DogHitByCar MLKBLVD in their computer systems. Hospital contact:
Dr. Karen Hess
827 W. Wyoming St.
Allentown, PA 18103
Big thanks to Anna and her family, what a rescue! you are all her angels, I’m sure!