Dog run over and killed after being spooked by fireworks and dashing into road

Dog spooked by fireworks runs into street and is hit by car
Cadi’s family have warned other owners to keep a close eye on their pets when fireworks are going off (Picture: Media Wales)
A family have been left heartbroken after their beloved pet dog was run over and killed after being startled by Bonfire Night fireworks. Five-year-old Cadi had just been let out into the garden to answer the call of nature when a series of loud explosions spooked her and caused her to bolt. Her family say she broke through the garden’s wooden fence and was later spotted running panicked around Roath Park, Cardiff. Before owners Garry and Ceri Hamilton could go looking for her, they’d already had word that Cadi had been hit by a car and killed.

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

‘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.

Five-year-old Cadi managed to get through the garden’s wooden fence before she was hit (Picture: Media Wales)
‘We’re distraught, she was such a fantastic dog, very affectionate. I loved our walks together’ (Picture: Media Wales)
‘Someone must have taken her to the local vet who, having found ourdetails on Cadi’s microchip, called us with the awful news.’ The dad-of-two added that the whole family are devastated, with daughter Caitlin calling the cocker/springer spaniel cross her father’s ‘reason to get up early each morning’.

Garry added: ‘We’re distraught, she was such a fantastic dog, very affectionate. I
loved our walks together.

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‘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.’

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