Devastated Mom Writes Open Letter to the Man Who Killed Her Family’s Dog

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Sharon McNamee of Dundalk, Ireland, and her family are reeling after the distressing death of their beloved dog Soskay.  He was being taken for a walk by McNamee’s teen daughter when a man came hurtling around a bend on the wrong side of the road and killed him.  Now the family is hoping someone will come forward to identify the cowardly driver who fled the scene.

McNamee posted the following letter on Facebook:

To The Person That Killed My Dog

On Wednesday evening, my 15 year old daughter took our gorgeous Soskay for his usual little evening time trot around the block. You came tearing around a corner, proceeded to drive on the wrong side of the road, hit my dog with such force that two females students heard the bang from their back garden and thought a child had been knocked down, you didn’t stop immediately, so your back wheel went over my dog, and when you did eventually stop, you mumbled sorry before quickly blaming my daughter. You told her several times “it was all her fault” and how “the dog came out of nowhere.”  By this time the two female students had come running out of their house. My dog was about the same size as a Yorkshire Terrier, so for any impact to have made such a loud noise with such a small dog, truly was done with sheer force and speed. He wasn’t out in the middle of the road, he was walking beside the kerb.

While my daughter and the two students tried to help my already dying dog, through the trauma, my daughter still had the sense to ask you for your details and for you to speak with her parents. At that point, you got back into your car, turned around and drove away. I’d like to share with you now the aftermath of your reckless, dangerous driving.

My daughter came running into the house hysterically, while the two students carried our dog into the house with his little head tilted down so he wouldn’t choke on the volume of blood that was pouring from his mouth, presumably from severe internal injuries. He was brought into the kitchen, leaving a trail of blood along the hallway. The pool on the kitchen floor became bigger and bigger as we rang for a vet. At one point he panicked and tried to move. By the time I realised my 8 year old son was standing in the hallway watching with horror, even though I then sent him upstairs, it was too late, my son had already witnessed the bloody scene. My husband carried our dog into the car, and I drove. But Soskay never stood a chance, he died on the way there. I had left 3 traumatised children in the house, and then had to go back home and tell them he died.

What followed will haunt me. After the blood was cleaned up, after we repeatedly reassured our daughter that it was not her fault but yours, after I cleaned myself up and changed my blood stained clothes, I crawled into my bed, where my 8 year old son was, and held his hand while he cried himself to sleep. I did not sleep much on Wednesday night, nor the last two nights.

Soskay was my shadow, he followed me everywhere, room to room, all day every day. He slept in my bedroom, he would sit on the window seat watching out the window whenever I left the house, and when I would return he would greet me as if he hasn’t seen me in days. At night, when I would sit on the sofa in the sitting room, he would jump up and snuggle in beside me. I could not count how many times I would trip over him daily due to the fact that he was constantly at my heels. He was my friend, my constant companion, he was not just our dog, he was a huge part of our family. He made us laugh. He was only 4 years old. I have not sat in the sitting room since Wednesday, and I honestly don’t know when I will. Right now, I don’t want to.




The children did not go to school on Thursday; we said our goodbyes properly to Soskay, laid him in his bed with his toy, gently covered him and then buried him. I honestly didn’t do a whole lot of anything else on Thursday, except cry, I did a lot of that.

Friday was harder than Thursday, I went back to my routine, kids to school, laundry, dinner, the usual but nothing is the same. There isn’t Soskay constantly at my feet, there isn’t Soskay looking out the window when I return from school runs, there isn’t Soskay to greet me when I walk through the front door. It feels empty, there is a vast hole, an empty space that will never be full again. You took my irreplaceable friend away from all of us.

I don’t know why you drove away, perhaps it was that you knew your reckless driving was 100% to blame, perhaps you had been drinking and were worried the Guards would be called, perhaps you hadn’t any insurance, perhaps you were concerned that you could be facing a huge vet bill, or perhaps that is just who you are. That is your nature, that is your personality, selfish, cruel and inhumane because you were able to drive away, leaving a 15 year old girl with a dying dog. You are not entitled to be called a human being, let alone a Man.

I believe in Karma, in what goes around comes around, for every action there is a reaction. I don’t know if this will be shared enough for you to eventually come across it, but someone you know just might read it and a secret is only a secret if you don’t tell anyone. I imagine you will have told someone by now, so it’s no longer your secret. There are other witnesses to your driving on the wrong side of the road, my daughter will recognise you should she see you again and considering the fact you were entering our street, there is a good chance you will be seen again. After two days of my 8 year old son asking me “am I feeling better?” I guess today is the day to start lying to him. My only consolation in all of this is that you didn’t plough into my daughter, and that perhaps my beautiful Soskay died so that my daughter would be safe.

To everyone that takes the time to read this, and I know it’s long, thank you. Please share if you can and any information regarding this incident will be greatly appreciated and handled discreetly. This happened on Wednesday night (21-09-16) around 9 pm in Rockfield Manor.

Witnesses describe the vehicle as being dark-colored, possibly an Audi.



62 thoughts on “Devastated Mom Writes Open Letter to the Man Who Killed Her Family’s Dog”

    • Skankhunt, your name says it all. And what you really meant is that you are such a loser, you aspire to skanks. No one cares about you, not even the skanks you acquaint yourself with. They laugh in your face and behind your back. You wish even a tree would hug you, but you’re too pathetic, with your laughable, tiny inverted pimple dick. Get a life, loser.

        A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS: WAS THE DOG ON A LEASH?? i if not than the person that was ‘in control of the dog IS responsible!I
        have two beloved dogs also and they NEVER are allowed to get near the road! that’s the way my dogs died of OLD age Their either in one of my buildings , the car or on a leash

    • Plenty of people care about that poor dog and his family as the huge number of posts shows. You and you opinion are simply irrelevant. It is you whose opinion is nether wanted, cared about or respected. Given your level of empathy, you must be either a sociopath or a psychopath. Pretty much incurable, so that means you are quite literally a waste of skin.

    • Gerald? Is that you? Nice trolling – you’ve gotten everyone all worked up. But what kind of example are you setting for Kyle?

      It’s posts like this that made me quit Twitter…

    • you must be the “pride” of your mommie…oh wait, make that the shame. no worries. people (and i use that term lightly)…are morons who usually get what is coming to them. why don’t you post your REAL NAME and ADDRESS PUBLICLY. oh i forgot, you are a coward.

    • Oh, a tree hugger! Great, please find a big tree, and a helper, hug a big pine tree with only briefs on in a mosquito infested forest, have your hands and legs tied real tight. Overnight may be enough time for JERK punishment I hope everone treats you like you deserve to be treated.

  1. If he was in fact drunk, he probably doesn’t remember what he did but that’s no excuse. He could have also run over your daughter. I am so very sorry for your loss as you lost a family member, not just a dog. I’ve taken in strays, inherited dogs from people, and adopted abandoned dogs. Each and everyone of them was special and left this earth well-loved. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please let your children know that not everyone is like that bad person. One last thing, my suggestion to you is to get another dog after some time and let it be from a shelter, rescue, or even one who shows up at the door. All of you have entirely too much love to give to not have another dog. Soskay would want you to open your heart to another dog that needed you.

  2. My heart breaks for the loss of your beloved Soskay. I am in the United States, but I have shared this on Facebook and I have friends in Ireland. Karma knows everyone’s address.

  3. Rather than sending out a man hunt, why is the fact not addressed that the dog was on the road? Seems to me like the girls weren’t in very good care of him and had him in a bad spot. I’m sure he ran after the car, as dogs do.

    • Nowhere does it say he wasn’t on a leash. He was “beside the kerb” which is where many towns require dogs be led to relieve themselves. Reading into this a way to blame the girl, instead of the reckless driver is just plain nasty.

    • Go back and read the letter, the dog was hit by the truck coming around the corner. Please tell me when the poor thing had time to chase the truck.

    • seems to be you are an asshole and don’t have any business making judgements. crawl back under your hole and maybe someone will KILL YOU when you are out walking.

  4. My deepest sympathy to you ,your children and especially your daughter who was there when this lowlife garbage killed your little dog. I had a beautiful German Shepard when I was 12 , he died ten years later also hit by a car.The pain is like losing a member of the family…I’ve never owned a dog since,,,and I ‘m 55 yrs old.. All I can say is what you mentioned, thank God it was’nt your daughter who was hit instead. I t wont give you comfort but at least it will give you a bit of releif..And as for the human filth skank who wrote that horrible message You’re a p.o.s. and must be a miserable lonely freindless sub human.

  5. It is illegal to hit a dog and drive off… He can be cited and fined and sued…

    Any male that cannot drive a car well is a pathetic…


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