It was the worse nightmare ever to witness a brutal killing of my precious Ziggy, a 12 years young, energetic, clear minded 12 years Patterdale Terrier. He suffered terrible, had a big gash on his chest and the color of his eyes changed several times & he tried to inhale, but had a seizure, then stiffened all of his limbs while laying on the ally, and quickly died. I had no chance to save him and take him to the vet. He bled all over the ally road. The truck driver stopped for one second, realized what he had done and guiltingly fled.
The police were useless as Ohio State don't consider when a driver kills a dog (any animal) as a crime, they simply term it as "damage to a private property".
I checked allt he warehouses and businesses that could maybe help me with their security camera, to my shock and deep disappointment, most of them don't work! Or they're not recorded or erased over. I am awaiting for three more other businesses to get a hold of me but I think they're ignoring me or evading.
I reported to 311.org and they may will put a 15MPH signs and two speed hump behind the apartment building as I explained that other children and other neighbors' dogs walk/play/exercise here too. This is a RESIDENTIAL ally.
I cried hard every single day in May and feel so devastated this had happened to my poor Ziggy. I thought he was going to grow old with me, peacefully, quietly and in my arms.
This will haunt me for the rest of my life. People KNOW that law that ally are 15MPH zone. Ohio has the worst reputation with impatient, road raging speeding drivers and now I can attest to that.
Some people tell me to get a new service dog and that just blew my mind. He is irreplaceable and I will never get another dog as long a I live in this city. There is no real safe space, as even in Dog Parks... other dogs have attacked Ziggy and so I had to find alternative spaces where no other dogs were present which was a real challenge.
Ziggy, I miss you sweetheart... I am so sorry that I didn't keep you safe as I thought it was a quiet day on a Saturday as no traffic. I am sorry I couldn't save you, you died before I could take you to the vet. I am so sorry you suffered horribly my poor fur-baby.
I am so angry at the horrible driver who has no compassion and he got away with murder, literally. We all love you and miss you very very much.