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DOGS: Government shouldn’t be involved

Letter by sharon taylor, puyallup on June 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm with 2 Comments »
June 7, 2010 1:42 pm

Re: “‘Dangerous’ animal rule too harsh?” (TNT 5-29).

What is this world coming to? A dog has killed maybe a chicken. What if my dog catches and hurts a bird, rabbit or a cat? Is now my dog dangerous? Let’s get real.

Why is the city involved in a neighbor problem? Let them handle it. What is the chicken worth? You can always sue your neighbor, not shoot the dog. Was the chicken in a pen or running loose?

The government should not be involved. The time, money and care to keep this dog at the animal shelter is wasteful of our tax dollars which we are short on. Change this law. Make a good-sense law having to deal with humans only. Give the dog back.

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. redneckbuck says:

    my pet chicken could take your dog!

  2. Murigen says:

    I know, Sharon, once upon a time the dog’s owner would be told what it had done, given a bill, and then told if it so much as stuck it’s nose across the property line it would be dead. I wish we could go back to that kind of law.

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