Town dogs a big issue
This town has a problem. It’s the number of stray, roaming and barking dogs and the number of irresponsible, uneducated owners who do nothing to train, contain and appropriately exercise, entertain and care for their canines.
It saddens me to see lost and unloved dogs wandering the streets simply because their owners don’t care enough. And it angers me that one of these dogs jumped our gate and pointlessly mauled three of our family’s pet chickens, it left them for dead and we had to clean up the mess.
The fact that the South Waikato District Council is prepared to spend in excess of $75,000 in ratepayer’s money just to pursue one dog disgusts me beyond belief. This money could be much better spent to save, protect and contain many more animals and to educate the many useless so-called owners that cause, influence and allow their dogs to wander, to maul, to intrude and put our community at risk.
The council needs to step up and do something about who is, and is not, fit own animals. This needs to be done for the safety and sanity of our community’s animals, children and residents in general. If you see any suspicious dogs roaming the streets, or have any bothering you, call animal control, who we would like to thank for their quick response to our call. R & A V-Jones,