We all love our dogs and treat them like family. It’s heart-wrenching to imagine what we would do if someone injured our furry companions. Whether accidental or not, the pain is unimaginable.
Picture a devoted and happy puppy, leaping around with bright eyes and a wagging tail. And then, in an instant, their world is shattered by a speeding car, robbing them of their future and destroying their vitality. The agony of losing a beloved canine companion is unlike any other—it touches our very soul.
Sadly, many people have experienced this heartbreak and had to bury their beloved dogs because of negligent drivers. The author of this article understands this pain all too well.
One family, after losing their own dog in an accident, decided to take a stand. They put up a notice on their lawn—a notice that left the entire neighborhood stunned. Some even considered it a threat.
The sign read, “We buried our dog last week because you won’t slow down. If you hit one of my kids, your family may be burying you.” A picture of the sign was uploaded to Reddit, sparking a flurry of reactions.
“I never understand why people speed through neighborhoods… or parking lots,” one user commented. “Seriously, what’s the logic in that?”
The image also made its way to Facebook, where it garnered support from the majority of users. “Love the sign. People drive way too fast in neighborhoods. More than 20 is too fast. Kids on bikes, kids playing in their own yard—and a ball goes in the street, it happens. So why is there this problem? Well, it’s because people are f**king idiots. Plain and simple,” one Facebook user passionately stated.
“D**n straight! One of my dogs got away from me, and the woman who ran over him didn’t even slow down. Just ran over him. Same could happen to a child,” another user empathized.
Of course, not everyone agreed with the dog owner. Some believed that the man should have kept his dog on a leash and prevented it from roaming freely. “I don’t feel sorry for them one bit. I have the same problem in my neighborhood. Everyone thinks it is free range country for dogs and cats. My dogs do not leave my property without my permission,” one reader argued.
“Keep your dog on a leash! If you cared about your fur friend, you would take better care of them,” said another.
“Speeding is bad, but your dog and kids are your responsibility. It’s your job to keep them out of the street,” yet another commenter added.
Unfortunately, this may not be the last time we see a sign like this in our neighborhoods. Seven years ago, Kevin Jackman from Middletown, New Jersey, faced a similar situation. Irritated by the speeding cars passing by his house, he decided to create a sign with a powerful message to make drivers think twice. The sign read, “Last week, my dog was tragically struck because you chose not to slow down. If you hit a child, your family will be left burying you.”
Kevin Jackman, inspired by a statement he saw on social media, aimed to remind drivers to slow down and prioritize safety.
Who comes to your mind when you see these signs? Which side do you support—the dog owners or those calling for responsible pet ownership? Share your thoughts in the comments below!