Woman’s anger after car ‘swerved on verge’ and killed dog Sasha in hit-and-run

June McDonald with Sasha

A woman walking her dogs with her five-year-old grandson watched in horror as her beloved pet was killed in a hit-and-run.

June Mcdonald, 51, appealed for information after her eight-year-old lhasa apso, named Sasha, was killed when she was struck by a 4×4 Volvo.

The incident, which happened around 2pm near to the yacht club at Forfar Loch on Sunday, was witnessed by June and her grandson, five-year-old Devlin Mccoll.

Police are investigating the hit-and-run incident.

Speaking to the Tele, June said: “We decided to take Sasha and two of my other dogs for a walk around the loch as it was a nice day.

“The other dogs were on leads as they are not too good at coming back to me straight away, but Sasha was off hers as she will stay close by.

“We had walked round about three-quarters of the loch when we came to the dirt path, which cars go down to access the yacht club.

Sasha, an eight-year-old Lhasa Apso, was killed after getting struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident.

“I heard the car coming, so shouted out to Sasha, who was only about 15 feet away from me, to come back.

“She was running back towards me and was on the grass verge at the side of the road when the vehicle seemed to swerve up on to the grass and hit her.

“I just can’t understand why he was on the grass verge — there was no need for him to be up there.

“It was absolutely horrifying. I was in a very remote location and so it was incredibly lucky that a couple were walking towards me and stayed to help. I want to say a massive thank you to them for helping me.

“It is just awful. I understand accidents happen but it was just so unnecessary.

“I saw the car bump when they hit her and if they did not feel or see Sasha, they would have definitely seen me waving on the road behind the car.

“I just can’t believe they did not stop to help.

“My grandson Devlin doesn’t quite understand what has happened with him being so young.

“We buried Sasha in the back garden on Sunday night with all the family, so I hope that Devlin will maybe understand it a bit more and have some closure.

“She was such a good wee dog and such a character.

“It’s heartbreaking.

“I’d urge anyone who may know something, or if they were the ones who hit her, to come forward.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We are appealing for witnesses to come forward who may have any information regarding a hit-and-run road traffic collision which occurred at Forfar Loch.

“Police are looking for anyone who may have any information regarding the make or model of this black vehicle or who may have witnessed this incident taking place.”

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