A devastated family wants answers after their pet dog was apparently run over by a motorist who didn’t bother to stop.
Leanne Hunt, of Oswaldtwistle, said King Charles Spaniel Jenson had only just run out of the front door when he must have been hit by a passing car.
The dog, named after Formula One driver Jenson Button, was killed instantly.
But no-one has come forward who saw what happened. It has left a big hole in the lives of Leanne’s children Rebecca, 17, Reece, 13, and Leanne’s ex-husband Richard.
Richard said the family was "absolutely distraught". He added: "I would like to appeal to anybody who has seen what happened."
The incident took place around 11pm on Thursday, December 8 on Catlow Hall Street in Oswaldtwistle.
Leanne, of Charles Street, said she had just walked in the house when Jenson, aged seven, shot out of the front door.
She said: "Usually if he does that he will go round the back, but for some reason he went up the street.
"Suddenly my daughter said she thought he had been hit. By the time I got to the top of the street there were no cars around and he was just there in a pool of blood and a car had obviously hit his head. He was a heavy dog so they must have felt something."
Leanne added: "Someone must have a conscience that they have hit something. I don’t blame the driver, but I think it would be courteous to stop so that at least we know what happened.
"He was such a good dog and it’s just traumatic that he had to go that way.
"My son is absolutely devastated, and I think my daughter is still in shock. We have also got another dog Bella who is just pining for him. She's only two so she has known Jenson all her life."
If anyone has seen anything they should contact Leanne on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A police spokesman said running over a dog is technically a reportable offence.