Mount Vernon woman says dog killed in hit-and-run
A Mount Vernon woman says her dog died Thursday after a hit-and-run.
Devonne Watkins says that a driver plowed over a sidewalk and hit her Shitzu, named Buttercup, while her son was walking her.
She says Mount Vernon police told the family that there was nothing they could do.
"They didn't have a license plate and they told us the dog is property," she says. "And to us she's not property, she's a member of our family."
Watkins says she hopes the driver comes forward and apologizes to the family. She says her son is still shaken up by the event.