A FIVEMILETOWN mother mourning the loss of a much-loved family pet in an alleged ‘hit-and-run’ at the weekend has called for the installation of speed ramps along the stretch of road where the collision occurred.

Ann Agnew has been left devastated by the death of seven-month-old Willow, a cross between a Husky and a Japanese Akita.

The dog had been a part of the family for the last five months, having been bought for her son Logan’s first birthday.

The Clogher Valley woman said that the two were “inseparable”.

Speaking to the Impartial Reporter this week, Ann said that the pet was hit on Saturday morning by a white Transit van travelling along the Clabby Road, across from the old police station.

She alleged that the driver of the van then drove off without stopping.

After the collision occurred, she immediately reported it to the police.

A PSNI spokesperson confirmed that a report had been received at 11.35am on Saturday of a damage-only road traffic collision on the Clabby Road.

The spokesperson added: “It was reported that a white coloured van was involved in a collision with a dog. Enquiries are continuing.”

Ann also posted up an appeal for information regarding the collision on social media, which has been widely shared on local Facebook pages since the weekend.

Noting that there are no speed ramps or CCTV along the stretch of road where the collision occurred, Ann said: “God forbid if it had been a child.”

She is now considering lobbying Fivemiletown Chamber of Commerce to see if there would be support locally for the installation of speed ramps.

Recognising that what happened on Saturday morning may have been an accident, Ann concluded: “If the driver had stopped and apologised and said it was a complete accident, I wouldn’t have gone to the police and that would have been the end of it.”