Dogs roam Terrace city park

Dear Sir:

Nine times out of ten, there are dogs running around off leash when I take my children to George Little Park.

Owners are unabashedly throwing frisbees and balls for their dogs to fetch, and no one seems to mind.

The bylaws state that all dogs must be on leash within the city, with the exception of Ferry Island, so what’s the deal?

Each time I approach the owners, I am met with anger and belligerence, as though I am in the wrong for reminding them of the bylaws.

I am tired of the “but he’s friendly” excuse. Everyone thinks their dog is friendly until the dog suddenly turns and bites an unsuspecting child.

My nephew, in a different town, was bitten in the face by a dog everyone thought was “friendly.”

I do not feel comfortable taking my children to the park and will not do so anymore.

This situation is ridiculous.  I have lived in many different cities and never had to contend with such ignorance.  Such backward and uncivilized behaviour is making me question our decision to make Terrace our home

Melina Jacques, Terrace, BC



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