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13 Oct 2006
Dog damaged dad&#39;s car
How is this about 4 weeks ago my father knocked a Dalmation over, lucky he was going slow and the dog sustained a broken leg and a few scrapes. The dog still got up and ran to its house. The dog was chasing or was been chased by another dog when this happened. Anyway later my father wrote a letter and put it in the post box that he knocked the dog but won't pay the vet bill as the dog ran from the yard in front of his vehicle. After my father went to the panel beaters it was estimated that the damage was about R7500, the corner driver side bumper was broken and the lights, indicator were broken and some other things. As my father is a pensioner that was a lot of money and he said the owner of the dog will have to pay for the damages to his car. My father asked the people around the area where the dog cames from before putting his letter to the owners post box. The owners had taken the dog to the vet as my father saw the dog in plaster but the owners were no where to be seen. Apparently the neighbours are fed up with the two dogs roaming the street, by the way the yard is palisaded. How they get out I don't know but anyway they do. Some of the neighbours have seriously thought of calling in the SPCA as the dogs upset rubbish bins and the owners are rarely seen and they are not poor either, apparently well off. Where my father was driving there is an open veld across the road from the house. Because it has taken the owner long in responding to my father's letter he has asked the insurance people to send the bill to the dog owners they may have done, I'm yet to find out.
It is always sad when dogs get into trouble because of the irresponsible owners. Hope your situation gets sorted out.
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