Police and owner appeal for information after dog killed in hit and run in Kirkcaldy

Louise Foy who stays in Kirkcaldy and her dog Poppy, who was killed in a hit and run on Salisbury Street, Kirkcaldy on May 28.
Louise Foy who stays in Kirkcaldy and her dog Poppy, who was killed in a hit and run on Salisbury Street, Kirkcaldy on May 28.

A distraught dog owner and Police Scotland have appealed to the public for information after the beloved pet was killed in a hit and run incident in Kirkcaldy yesterday (Thursday).

The dog, Poppy, a half pug/half French Bulldog, was being walked by her owner Louise Foy’s partner Cynan Lindsay on Salisbury Street in Kirkcaldy around 4.00 p.m.

Enquiries are currently ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101

Police Scotland

The road, which is close to both Dunnikier Primary and Kirkcaldy North Primary, is just ten minutes from where the couple live.

But after breaking free from her lead, Poppy, who was not even a year old, was struck by a black car, which did not stop at the scene.

Louise told Fife Today: “Poppy was on a lead but broke free as she saw children across the road who were excited to see her.

“She ran to them and the car was speeding along the road, hit my dog and killed her instantly and kept driving.”

She added: “I would love to find out who did this. All I know is that it was a black car. A few other people also saw the incident and a couple of children were left crying because of it.”

Louise’s auntie launched a Facebook appeal to find the driver of the car yesterday evening, and it has already been shared more than 3200 times.

Police Scotland confirmed that enquiries are ongoing and has appealed to the public for information.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police in Fife are investigating following a road traffic collision in Salisbury Street, Kirkcaldy.

“The incident occurred yesterday (Thursday, May 28) at around 4.00 p.m. when a black car struck a dog.

“As a result of the incident the dog was fatally injured.

“Enquiries are currently ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.”