LETTER: Fed up with a lot of Chilliwack dog owners

‘Dog owners, keep your dogs off of other people’s lawns’

I, along with many other residents of Chilliwack, am fed up with a lot of dog owners.

In one day alone I observed approximately 20 dogs being walked by my house. More than half of their owners let their dogs walk and go to the bathroom wherever they pleased. What really infuriated me was one quarter of those owners didn’t pick up the mess their dogs made.

It is evident to me that a lot of dog owners aren’t walking their dogs to exercise them or themselves. They are only walking their dogs so the dogs can pee and poop somewhere else instead of their own yards. This is not OK. Everyone in this area has a yard.

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We used to have a dog and she did her business in our yard before we went for a walk.

I once asked a dog owner to not let their dog go on my lawn and he said it is only pee. Guess what? Only pee can make a big ugly brown spot and kill the grass, which in that case it did.

Oh, and I would sure like to hear the explanation from dog owners who do pick up only to throw the bag on the ground later?

Dog owners, keep your dogs off of other people’s lawns.

K. Ann Shane

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