$5,000 Reward In Hit-And-Run That Injured Faithful Friends’ Founder And Killed Her Dog

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information about the December 2023 hit-and-run accident that injured Faithful Friends Animal Society founder and Executive Director, Jane Pierantozzi, and killed her dog, Emma.

Ms. Pierantozzi was walking Emma on December 10th, when they were struck by a vehicle on South Clayton Street near the intersection of South Clayton and Maple Streets in Wilmington.

The driver fled the scene. According to the Wilmington Police Department, the striking vehicle is believed to be a tan minivan or full-sized SUV, which fled south on Clayton Street (traveling in the wrong direction) following the collision which occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Ms. Pierantozzi was hospitalized with injuries and underwent surgery on her leg. She is on leave from the organization while she continues to recover. “The driver who struck Jane irrevocably changed her life and ended Emma’s. Thankfully, Jane’s spirit of determination and dedication are powering her recovery and her desire to return to work,” said Bob Wasserbach, Chair of Faithful Friends board of directors. “In the meantime, our strong and competent team is ensuring that Faithful Friends continues its lifesaving work in her absence.”

The incident is under active investigation by the WPD Traffic Unit. Anyone with information or video is asked to contact Wilmington Police Department Sgt. Pete Leccia at (302) 571-4414 or [email protected]; or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333 or www.delawarecrimestoppers.com. The reward is offered by a group of individuals who support Faithful Friends.

Source: Faithful Friends