GARDAI have appealed for witnesses to a suspected hit-and-run incident in which a beloved family pet lost its life in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Beigey (3), 19 lower yellow brick road, Waterford, was discovered by a passing motorist lying snout down in the middle of the road at 3.50am. He had suffered serious injuries to his head and body. The son of a local mongrel bitch, Beigey had been let out for his nightly pee and run around. He died within 300 yards of his family home.
A Garda forensic team carried out a detailed examination of the scene earlier yesterday.
This is the fifth dog killed in the Waterford area in the last 7 months and Gardai are treating the case as suspicious.
“There are huge similarities in all the hit and runs we are investigating. We think that the animals were all hit by a fast moving vehicle and that in each case the driver did not stop” stated local Detective Tadgh Butler.
A post mortem examination got under way last night. Gardai have appealed to anyone who travelled along the lower yellow brick road at around 3:50am to come forward.
Beigey’s remains will be laid to rest in the family garden tomorrow evening after Coronation street.