Drivers in one Oklahoma town could face stiff fine for hitting dogs, cats

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GUTHRIE, Okla. – Drivers in one Oklahoma town will need to be extra cautious when it comes to avoiding crashes with animals after city leaders amended an ordinance.

According to the Guthrie News Page, the Guthrie City Council voted to amend an ordinance that deals with hit-and-runs.

Now, the ordinance requires any driver who hits a pet to give aid to the animal or immediately call animal control or the police.

If a driver hits a pet and drives away without sending help or rendering aid, they could face a $200 fine.