Letter: A note about dogs in public spaces

Posted 1/22/21

To the editor:

While walking on the beach and around neighborhoods, dog owners sometimes ignore repeated requests from others to keep their dogs leashed. Multiple residents have raised concerns …

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Letter: A note about dogs in public spaces

Posted

While walking on the beach and around neighborhoods, dog owners sometimes ignore repeated requests from others to keep their dogs leashed. Multiple residents have raised concerns about this issue.

There are reasons for which keeping dogs on the leash in public places is the law; first to protect the dogs, second to protect the public. They can wander off, far from their owners’ reach and injure themselves, or other dogs, people, and animals.

It might be helpful if the town put up signs at all beach entrances and general common/public places to reinforce this ordinance, rather than recommending that citizens call the police on owners with off-leash dogs.

It would also be greatly appreciated if residents abided by this ordinance.

Being mindful of our responsibilities and of respecting each others’ physical space and personal needs is vital, especially in these times when the outdoors are our main refuge. Stay safe and well.

Best wishes,

Hiba Aswad

Barrington

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