What if I accidentally hit a dog with my car yesterday...

and I left the scene because the dog just kept running? I stopped, but since the dog took off running I left also. This happened right down the street from my house. I drive a 2008 SUV, and it has a crack/dent in the front bumper, mid-sized damage, due to this incident & the size of the dog. The dog was a boxer,... show more and I left the scene because the dog just kept running? I stopped, but since the dog took off running I left also. This happened right down the street from my house. I drive a 2008 SUV, and it has a crack/dent in the front bumper, mid-sized damage, due to this incident & the size of the dog. The dog was a boxer, pretty big in size. Since it's a brand new SUV, and a Nissan, I estimate the cost to be pretty high, compared to a smaller car's damage. I was driving down my street and the dog just jumped out of no where and I pressed on the brakes, but I still managed to bump him a bit. I didnt notice the damage to my car until I got home, because I was still struck with shock that I had hit the dog. I live right down the street from where it happened. I love dogs, and since he didn't show any signs of injuries, or limping that I saw, I thought he was ok, so I kept going. Later, when I was sitting in my dining room, I saw a pick up truck, most likely the owners of the dog, stop by my house, and maybe even wrote the plate number of my SUV. What do I do? Do I report this to someone? Whom do I report it to?

I don't believe it was my fault, as the dog was loose, and it just ran in front of me. I couldn't have been going more than 25 mph (that is the limit in a residential area). I probably managed to slow down to about 10-15 mph when I hit it.

I am really confused, and I need advice on what to do, since my car has damage. Who do I contact or what do I do about this, most importantly the damage to my car? If the dog is injured, who pays?

Please let me know what I should do. I live in Arizona, & I do not know about the "leash law" here or any other applicable law involving pets, as this never happened to me before.

Thanks! All help is appreciated.
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