Hit & Run Victims

How can you help if a stray animal is hit by a vehicle, and left with its injuries? What should you do if your own pet becomes a victim of hit and run?

Hit & Run Victims

How can you help if a stray animal is hit by a vehicle, and left with its injuries? What should you do if your own pet becomes a victim of hit and run?

“Should I call PAWS?”

Calling PAWS means you have to wait and see if a volunteer is available, and this is not always the case. An animal that has been hit by a vehicle needs IMMEDIATE veterinary care. Waiting for someone else to respond may cost the animal its life.

What you can do:

If the animal can be moved and handled SAFELY, then please take them to the nearest vet or at least try and move the animal to a safe area, away from further injury. You can also call the local government or the MMDA to assist. It is their obligation to do so.

“Can I file a case against the driver of the vehicle?”

Yes, but it is important to remember that allowing your pet to roam freely without a leash, in public streets or outside your home (even in the presence of the owner) is also a violation of RA9482 or The Anti Rabies Act.

Go to the barangay or police

Please note that these cases are handled by the barangay or police. If you wish to press chargers and you have witnesses who are willing to step forward or evidence such as CCTV footage, PAWS can only assist with the process.

Consult a private lawyer

Deliberately harming an animal is considered animal cruelty and is punishable by law. Even if accidental, the driver can be charged with reckless imprudence or gross negligence resulting to injury or death.

What can PAWS do to help?

If the reporting citizen is committed to executing an affidavit and appearing in court, PAWS will provide FREE legal assistance. PAWS will shoulder all legal expenses, prepare all the legal documents, and appear in court to testify. We just need your witness affidavit and your commitment to the case. Otherwise, the case will be dropped and the offender will remain free to commit their crimes.
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