Careless driving takes on another dimension in dog death

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Kelowna RCMP are looking for the driver of an SUV who they say may have run over a dog and then refused to help get the injured animal to the vet in order to save it's life.

The incident occurred about 4 p.m. Feb. 28 when a 59-year-old Kelowna man was walking his dog along the 1400 block of Graham Street. A vehicle started backing out of a parking stall. The pet owner tried to pull his dog out of the way but was unsuccessful and the SUV drove over the animal causing serious injuries.

Police say it was obvious the dog required immediate veterinary services.

"But the driver was more concerned for the interior of his expensive vehicle and declined to take the dog to the vet indicating instead that he would bring on to the scene," Cst. Kris Clark said. "The driver then left without exchanging any information."

The dog died of his injuries the following day.

Mounties are seeking public assistance in their search for the male driver of a newer, blue SUV. He is described as 50-55 years of age, about 5'9", 170 pounds with brown hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP, Cst. Chenard at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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