Updated: ‘Hit-and-run’ dog’s owners come forward

The injured Jack Russell cross at Hampden Vets
The injured Jack Russell cross at Hampden Vets
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The owners of a badly injured Jack Russell cross who was hit by a car in Friarage Road, Aylesbury, have come forward.

The dog, who is estimated to be seven years old, is currently at Hampden Vets being treated for two broken back legs and a collapsed lung.

The dog was hit by a car between the Rickford’s Hill turning and the roundabout close to Morrisons before the driver sped off on Saturday evening.

Practice manager Steve Sharpe said: “The owners came forward. It’s good news and it will be better if the dog makes a good full recovery.”

Mr Sharpe said their priority was now taking X-rays of the dog having managed to stabilised him over the weekend.

He added: “If the best thing would be to put him down we would have done. The main thing is he’s stabilised now.”

A concerned motorist, who wants to remain anonymous, took the dog to the vets and said: “I really feel for him. The driver just disappeared. I just can’t understand how anyone would do that. He’s in a real bad way.

“I spent all day knocking on doors to try and find the owners but have had no luck whatsoever.

“He’s only just alive at the moment and the vets are keeping him in an oxygen tent.”