SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Homeowners in Spokane Valley are pleading for drivers to slow down after a beloved neighborhood animal was run over.
A pair of resident ducks, Rufus and Mable, used to visit them almost every day until the male duck was killed in early December. Now, it is just Mable. Rufus was found run over on the side of the road.
"She just wanders around, like she's lost without him," said neighbor Monica Maynard.
Neighbors on Mission just off of Baker have had problems with speeders for years.
"The problem is getting out of control. We did lower it to 30, and nobody seems to do it," said Maynard.
City officials are aware of the speeding issues in this area. Officers routinely have emphasis patrols here, and give out plenty of tickets. It is really just up to drivers to slow down a little.
"And what I'm concerned about is, it could be a duck today, and a child tomorrow," said neighbor Wayne Janke.
City leaders have plans to install sidewalks eventually. Neighbors said they will continue to watch out for each other.