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Woman looks for answers after dog was struck during walk

Posted at 8:38 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 20:57:53-04

LANSING, Mich. — She was dragged to the ground when a car hit and killed her dog.

Now she wants to find the person who did it.

Maya Marx was walking her dog Bucky like any other day. She says she was crossing Richmond near Risdale Park in Lansing when he was struck.

"He was just a fun, lovable dog. A little stubborn-headed, cute, square-headed, furry, biggest cuddler ever, just wanted to be next to you, help you, love you. He was a good dog," Marx said.

Marx and the pit bull mix were best friends and went almost everywhere together. They were even together in his final moments.

"I heard the tires screech...he was going very fast. He hit Bucky, I heard the impact, and he sped off. I was pulled down by the leash because I held onto the leash, I fell down too. By the time I got up....he sped down the street."

Marx then picked Bucky up and carried him back to the house. She said it was there where she knew he wasn't going to make it.

"I was in shock at first and then I was angry. I just wanted to know who took him from me. It's just that easy to stop and throw the dog in the car to go to the hospital. Yeah, you made a mistake, just be accountable," she said.

Marx said the car was a white, or cream-colored sedan. She said she's not sure what to do next, but one thing she wants to know is why.

"This was a good dog who deserved better than this. He definitely deserved someone to be honest and come forward and tell the truth about what happened. I'm willing to forgive. I just want you to come forward."

The Lansing Police Department says the hit-and-run would qualify as a crime if it was a human or car that was hit. As far as someone hitting a dog, there has to be proof it was done on purpose for animal cruelty charges to be filed.

Marx is asking anyone with information to reach out to her on Facebook.

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