A frantic search is underway for a dog that disappeared from a family home after it was struck by an out-of-control car in the early hours of the morning.
Vic the Italian Greyhound has not been seen since the car veered onto the wrong side of the road in Bentleigh, Melbourne, and crashed into the home at about 2am Monday.
The white Audi smashed through the property’s fence and ended up in the home’s lounge room, on top of Vic’s bed.
Police have appealed for help locating the dog and the male driver, who they said fled the scene on foot.
The one-year-old pet was gone when the family came downstairs to investigate the source of the noise. The car was still in their lounge room covered in bricks.
Police have conducted patrols of the area in search of the driver and pooch, but neither have been located.
Vic’s owner said he would likely be “very scared and shaken up” and urged anyone who spotted him to contact Bayside Police Station on 8530 5100 urgently.
Any witnesses or anyone with information on the identity or location of the driver is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report.
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