STAMFORD - A Golden Retriever struck by a hit-and-run driver Monday in Stamford is recuperating after having a leg amputated.

The dog's owner, Julie Watson, says her 4-month-old pet was playing outside with children when she ran into the street. Watson says the approaching car was going fast, skidded and hit the dog before driving away.

Police say the driver broke the law by leaving the scene of the accident. State law dictates that if someone kills or injures a dog with a vehicle, they must stop, try to help the animal and find its owner.

Watson said she was too concerned about the dog to think about getting the license plate number.

The driver faces a $93 fine, the punishment for hitting a dog without stopping.