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    Default Vectra v Dog

    Following a dog running out in front of the car, and then running off I've been left with this souvenir...

    I doubt I'm going to recover costs, well, fully at any rate.

    I'm also resigned to needing a new bumper although for a while I could cope with a running repair if it can be patched from the rear.

    Any ideas welcome!!

    Iain

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    What a bummer mate. The dog got up and ran off after that. Very lucky for it. Shame about the mess and inconvenience it's caused.

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    It did... Death wish dog... Ah well, body shop visits now i guess!

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    Plastic weld from the inside and then a little filler should sort it.

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    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 3.2 V6

    Year : 04

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    Sorry to see hear what has happened, Pity you could not find the owner, as he/she would be liable for the damage.

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    Well I've found the owner, but then when the issue of liability came up, and despite him saying that the dog had run out the garden, he came up with the 'prove it was my dog' line. And at the time, said dog had not re-appeared after running off..

    There is some hope but I'm not holding out...

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    Did the dog not suffer any injuries? You only have to prove that it is more likely than not his dog after all.

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    The dog ran off, the good lady was driving. When we went back round a little later he was phoning vets, it hadnt shown up.

    He didnt even want the incident number...

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    typical, Fail to stop, probably no (dog) licence or (pet) insurance, was it a Rover?

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    Poor dog,not really to bothered about your motor i hope,thats just a bit of plastic that can be fixed.That poor animal had never been trained properly and ultimately suffered great pain,for having a Sh!ty owner.
    I'd tell the owner how much pity i felt for him,and how i couldn't cope being in possesion of such a lying selfish personality,and leave. Persoanlly i wouldn't take his cash to pay for bog roll that would wipe my ar$e

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