Pet Safety, Please!
By Stephanie Bailey
October 04, 2008
I was an unfortunate witness to a dog being hit by a car earlier
this week on North Point Higgins Rd. While the driver of the
SUV was very likely driving faster than the posted 25mph speed
limit, the dog was IN the road in front of its house which is
located right along a bend, and therefore would have been difficult
to avoid. A few minutes after this incident took place, a pair
of women came walking by on the sidewalk here, their dogs unleashed
and in the roadway. A few days later, I saw another dog just
a few houses down sitting lazily smack on the yellow lines in
the middle of the road on this same bend. I waved frantically
at a truck coming along the bend to get the driver to slow down
in time to see the animal, which he did, because the dog sure
wasn't moving in a hurry.
The leash law not abiding,
my question is, if you love and care about the welfare of your
pet, why allow it to roam in this way along a main road? As an
absolute animal-lover, I urge pet-owners to keep their dogs leashed,
or contained in their yards in some way. I for one would feel
horrible if I accidentally hit your dog because you were not
responsible enough to take the proper precautions. Our pets deserve
better treatment than this.
About: "North Ketchikan
Received October 04, 2008 -
Published October 04, 2008
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