This came in the mail the other day and we thought it was important to share.
To Whom It May Concern:
I would first like to tell you that I think you do a wonderful job for our community. I was just reading about Marley, the cat featured up for adoption on Oswego County Today online.
What a great way to communicate with the public. Even though I cannot have a pet, I love animals and always enjoy seeing them featured and walking around my neighborhood.
The reason that I am writing is, that as much as I love the cats and mostly dogs in my neighborhood, I do not always enjoy the parents.
Most are very responsible, but some are still very rude and leave their dogs deposits in my and other neighbors’ yards and even on the sidewalk.
I have heard every excuse in the book from the people that I manage to catch.
You can always tell who is going to just walk away.
They always look away from their dog, then they say “Oh, I didn’t notice.”
My favorite is “I did not think he would have to poop again” or “I forgot a bag,” at which point I promptly offer one.
Why would anyone take a dog for a walk without a bag just in case?
I have a neighbor who said her neighbor, who has a connecting back yard fence, lets her dogs out to use the bathroom and they do not clean it up and now it smells so bad they cannot use their own back yard to BBQ or picnic.
They have called Animal Control, but when they showed up the neighbor denied owning dogs.
Animal Control told my neighbor there is nothing they can do.
I guess what I am asking is that because you can reach many people would you ask your devoted readers if they would please remember to be considerate and clean up after their dogs, even if it is in their own yard.
They also need to be reminded that there is a leash law.
Even if it is their own property.
I had 2 pit bulls come after me last week.
They were promptly called back in, and thankfully they listened to their owner but not before I felt like I was having a heart attack.
I love large dog breeds, but I did not personally know these dogs.
Anything that you can say to your readers would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time,
The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.
Located at 29 W. Seneca St., Oswego, NY.
Phone: (315) 207-1070.
Email: [email protected]
Because People and Pets Are Good for Each Other.