I hope the early morning lady out exercising her boxer dog around my local streets reads this.
For the record, the fine for not having your nice dog on a lead or leash under the Dog Control Act is $300.
To add further insult to injury, by saying that you worked for the council is, to put it mildly, an offence also, though not exactly punishable by law, as I fully believe no self-respecting council staffer would knowingly flout the law.
By hoping to exercise your dog in either the early hours of the day, or under the cover of darkness, you put me as a pedestrian under the risk of an uncontrolled nuisance of your dog’s quite unknown intentions.
I noticed that you did not correctly call your dog to heel before both of you crossed that busy suburban street, right in front of my excellent pair of eyes.
Let it be a lesson to you, and to other offenders, that the whole reason there was a citywide law change was because of an extremely unprovoked, unwelcome dog attacking a defenceless young child, now some years on.
This person now bears scars on her face as a result of that sudden attack.
If you have any conscience at all, the lead would be put on your nice dog before you leave your property.