The Straits Times
Published on Dec 03, 2012

Hit-and-run concerns over animals


HIT-AND-RUN accidents involving animals as casualties tend to be overlooked and go unreported. My dog was a victim of a hit-and-run accident some three months ago. The impact of the hit was so great that the driver's car plate dislodged. This could be used as hard evidence to help identify the driver.

Since the accident, I have been trying to follow up with the Traffic Police about the progress of the case, but to no avail.

I understand that not everyone appreciates animals the way animal lovers and pet owners do. However, no one should attach less significance to hit-and-run cases just because they involve animals. We should learn to respect animals as fellow living beings.

I strongly urge Singaporeans to be more mindful of animals, and show more kindness to and respect for them.

Koh Wei Qi (Miss)