Wednesday, June 19, 2013

At-large dogs pose a threat

    I was saddened to learn of the killing of a family cat by an at-large dog in Northridge last Sunday, June 9. Around 7 a.m., this dog went into their yard, up onto their deck and slaughtered this helpless animal at their back door.
    I feel great sympathy for the parents who have to try to explain to their children how something like this could happen. My sympathy for the family is matched by my disdain for the irresponsible dog owner who allowed this to occur.
    I see dogs at large every day in Hailey—often in my yard depositing their waste. Their owners’ disregard for private property and sense of entitlement is stunning and on permanent display. The Hailey City Council previously disposed of the leash law in Hailey—it is way past time to reinstate it.
    Last week, I was treated to a snarling dog trying to get through an interior yard fence to go after my cats. The owner was nowhere to be seen. I did notice it had tags—which is good, because next time the owner will need to come and claim the remains.
Rich McIntyre

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