An impactful image posted online Thursday purports to show one fed up family’s warning to speeding drivers after their dog was killed by a car going too fast in a residential area.
“We buried our dog last week because you won’t SLOW DOWN,” the angry sign reads. “If you hit 1 of my kids your family may be burying you.”
It continues with a warning for motorists: “If you hit 1 of my kids your family may be burying you!”
A picture of the sign — which is undated — was posted on Imgur and sparked some debate between those who said the dog should have been tied up or behind a fence and others who feel the driver was at fault, the Mirror noted.
One wrote: “Am I the only one who doesn’t like people who won’t keep their dog contained in their yard and then upset that their dog is endangered?”
But another argued: “A person should NEVER be going fast enough in a residential area that a dog can’t simply avoid you.”
Others pointed out the importance of leash laws in some communities and mentioned that even at a low speed, an unleashed dog can run in front of the car and get injured or killed before the driver has time to break.
Yet a commenter countered the possibility that the dog got loose.