Two dogs survived hit and run driver who killed homeless couple

In Houston, Texas, the police are searching for the driver who allegedly ran over a homeless husband and wife sleeping under an overpass near Beechnut and the West Sam Houston Tollway.

According to AJC News, the couple stated to be in their 60s had recently lost their home when the driver of a vehicle allegedly lost control and went across a median and then onto an embankment where the couple had been sleeping. Police stated the couple who were found hugging each other were still under the vehicle when the driver fled from the scene.

Police contend the driver of the vehicle who killed the couple had been fleeing from another accident nearby. The person involved in the first accident told authorities the driver hit his car in the rear, smelled as if he had been drinking alcohol and then tried to flee from the scene. The victim chased the man and begged the man whose vehicle was hit begged him not to call the police. He then left.

The innocent couple were not the only victims. The couple’s two dogs are now homeless and are in need of help immediately.

“These were their dogs, their companions. They are also now homeless. They didn’t want to leave their deceased owners 💔 but BARC came for them

Male and female duo. Both pit mixes. Please share to get them out,” animal advocate Laura Jean posted publicly on her Facebook page.

BARC
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http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=HSTN.A1655647

A1655646. I am a male, black and white American Staffordshire Terrier mix. The shelter staff think I am about 3 years old. I have been at the shelter since Sep 25, 2019.

http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=HSTN.A1655646

A1655647. I am a female, white Pointer and Australian Cattle Dog. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old. I have been at the shelter since Sep 25, 2019.

For more information about these dogs, call: BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions at (713) 229-7300
Ask for information about animal ID number A1655646 and A165567.

Share the dogs’ plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. One can only imagine how distraught the dogs were when Animal Control arrived and the dogs didn’t want to leave their stricken humans.

Houston police are checking video surveillance cameras in the area to identify the driver. Rest in peace innocent victims.

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2 replies
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    I KNOW BARC WILL DO A GREAT JOB, BUT THEY NEED HELP TAKING CARE OF THESE DARLING SWEETHEARTS WHO HAVE ALREADY SUFFERED AND LOST TOO MUCH!

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