Kent

Dumped dog injured in Ightham car collision

Evie, the greyhound cross dog dumped in Kent
Image caption Three-year-old Evie was seen chasing after the car from which she had been thrown

A dog hit by a car in Kent after being dumped at the side of the road is lucky to be alive, according to vets.

The three-year-old greyhound cross dog, called Evie, suffered serious internal injuries, including a collapsed lung, but did not have any broken bones.

She was found on the A25 in Ightham on Tuesday after she was dumped in a layby from a car and struck by a 4x4 vehicle.

She was seen by a member of the public chasing after the car from which she had been thrown before she was hit.

Andy Green, veterinary director of the practice treating the dog in Sevenoaks, said it was "tragic" that people felt so desperate they could see no other way of dealing with an unwanted animal.

"If people have a pet that they can't cope with anymore, there are things they can do. Go to a rescue centre, contact an animal charity," he said.