NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A New Hanover County resident has an important message to drivers. Someone has posted signs in their neighborhood that say, "Slow down. You killed my dog!" The signs are posted inside the Weatherwood subdivision just off Gordon Road and Wood Squirrel, but the question is are the bright colored signs changing the way people drive in this neighborhood?"
Hundreds of drivers make their way through the Weatherwood subdivision each day. Signs along the road alert drivers about the speed limit and children, but recently a homemade sign has a different message.
"For about a week now we've had these signs up, and I was wondering who's dog it was," neighbor Donna Turner said. "I have a dog myself, and people do go through this neighborhood too fast!"
Turner and other neighbors and drivers have noticed the neon colored signs, but finding the person who put it up is no easy task.
"We do have a lot of pets in the neighborhood, so I can completely understand if somebody lost their pet that they would be aggravated, and I think it's good that they're taking proactive measures to do something about it," Trevor Rhodes said.
A few residents and drivers who didn't want to go on camera say they agree with the slow down portion of the sign, but say the owner of the dog should be responsible for its safety. The signs though, seem to be driving home the message.
Residents say the problem with their neighborhood are drivers from Gordon Road and Market Street just cutting through. Neighbors say it's unfortunate if speed is to blame for a dog's death, but hopefully the passing will get drivers to slow down.
Residents say more importantly there are many kids in the neighborhood who play outside. They hope drivers who won't slow down for pets, will at least slow down for children.