Dogs on North Point Higgins
By Carrie Allen
November 10, 2008
First I want to preface this with: I am a dog lover. I would
love to have one of my own, but can't right now. I even house-sit
occasionally for folks with dogs and leave loving their pet as
if it were my own.
So to my point, as I was leaving Point Higgins Elementary School
Wednesday night, in the dark and driving rain, I came across
three black dogs within yards of each other, inches from my car,
in the other lane of the road. I can truly say that it was by
the grace of God I did not run one over because my odds were
very good. One had a collar, the second did not, the third was
on a run with its owner, who had enough sense to put a reflective
vest on the animal, but all of these dogs were on the loose.
Sadly to say, I know the sound and feel of the two bone crunching
and gut wrenching bumps when running over a dog. After a day
of being responsible for my students, I don't really need to
go home knowing that I too was responsible for killing someone's
pet. No thank you. So please, take care of your pet, they are
your responsibility. They depend on you.
I could also mention the numerous times students are accidentally
getting into dog business done on our playground, the screams
of our little ones who are afraid of dogs that come to our campus
fun, and the many rubber balls that are popped by these unsupervised
animals, but that will have to be another time. I guess the
Leash Law that is in place doesn't apply to these animals.
Thank you for your consideration,
Received November 06, 2008
- Published November 10, 2008
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