Dog left dying in the road after hit and run on day it was rescued

This is The West Country: Dog left dying in the road after hit and run on day it was rescued Dog left dying in the road after hit and run on day it was rescued

A dog that was left dying in an apparent hit and run on the Helston to Redruth road on Saturday has prompted an appeal on Facebook to find his killer.

Sixty kilo bullmastiff Jake, who had only been re-homed with the Brine family from Crelly near Trenear that day, suffered spinal injuries and had to be put down.

He was hit on the B3297, in an unlit area, just before 11pm on Saturday, January 25.

Now his new owners, Tony and Tina Brine, are appealing for help in finding the driver of the car, who failed to stop following the collision.

Tina said: “If another car had been travelling down the road it could have caused a major accident. If they’d stopped sooner it could have made a difference. To leave the dog in the middle of the road in that state is diabolical.”

Jake had arrived earlier that day with the family from the Last Chance Hotel based near Redruth.

They had instantly fallen in love and Tony had taken Jake, together with the family’s female bullmastiff, out for a walk across fields surrounding their house when Jake spotted a fox and chased it out onto the road.

Jake’s death prompted further heartache for Tina, who was already mourning the death of her mother a year ago to the day.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the police on 101, quoting log number 369 of 26/01/14.

A police spokesperson said the incident had been logged, but without a registration number or other details to go on investigations were hampered.

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9:56am Fri 31 Jan 14

meerkats says...

How very sad ,he looked a fine great dog. Its always very distressing to lose a pet ,but to lose one in this way is horrific.
How very sad ,he looked a fine great dog. Its always very distressing to lose a pet ,but to lose one in this way is horrific. meerkats
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4:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

MARTIN GILL says...

Well at least the Fox came to no harm, because all to often they are the ones to get killed on the roads by idiot motorists, who drive to fast.
Well at least the Fox came to no harm, because all to often they are the ones to get killed on the roads by idiot motorists, who drive to fast. MARTIN GILL
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10:14am Mon 3 Feb 14

CousinJack says...

Perhaps they should have kept their animal under control, they should be prosecuted as their stupidity could have caused a human fatality
Perhaps they should have kept their animal under control, they should be prosecuted as their stupidity could have caused a human fatality CousinJack
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