Family devastated as dog terrified of fireworks runs into road and is hit by car

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A heartbroken family have spoken out after their pet dog was run over and killed last night after being spooked by noisy fireworks on Bonfire Night.

Five-year-old Cadi lived with Garry and Ceri Hamilton when the couple let her out into the garden and a series of loud explosions scared her and caused her to bolt.

The family says she broke through the garden's wooden fence and was later spotted scurrying panicked around a nearby recreation ground near Roath Park in Cardiff, Wales Online reports.

"It was all quiet when we let her out, but it suddenly got very noisy very quickly," said Garry, 58.

"She must have freaked out and escaped somehow, but before I could go and look for her I got word that she'd been hit by a car and killed.

"Someone must have taken her to the local vet who, having found our details on Cadi's microchip, called us with the awful news."

The dad-of-two said that the whole family were devastated at the loss of their beloved pooch.

Daughter Caitlin called the cocker/springer spaniel cross her father's "reason to get up early each morning."

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"We're distraught, she was such a fantastic dog, very affectionate. I loved our walks together," said Garry.

"I just want to warn other pet owners that, even though Bonfire Night is over, to keep a close eye on their animals.

"People will still be setting off fireworks in the run up to Christmas and we don't want what happened to Cadi happening to anyone else's dog."

In other animal news, A big cat, said to look like an African Lynx, has reportedly been spotted prowling near woods in a South Derbyshire village.

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Derbyshire Police received a report of the sighting in Ticknall and sent out officers in search of the creature, Staffordshire Live reports.

The caller reported seeing a beast that had a giant body, pointed ears and was dark grey in colour in the centre of the village.

The officers, who were less than convinced that the sighting was real, did send out several officers who took part in a 12-hour search for the wild animal but could not find it on Friday, October 29.

  • Bonfire Night
  • Animals
  • Christmas
  • Family

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