I WOULD like to appeal to the irresponsible dog owners who think that signs that say no fouling, pick up your dog waste, dogs must be kept on leads, do not apply to them.
What makes you think that it is one rule for one but a totally different rule for you? What makes you special?
Why do you feel that that it is fine for you to walk your dogs without any control over them?
If you are out walking your dogs and you know that they are aggressive, why oh why do you not have a lead to put on them, so that when they attack a dog at least ten times smaller than them, you can put the leads on your dogs and take them away from the situation.
Shouting at them, pulling them off the dog then promptly letting them go several times to repeat the attack does not make a responsible owner.
Even when the owner had to get in between your dogs and pick the dog up pulling the dog close to them, your dogs then continued to be aggressive jumping up trying to get at the dog in their arms while grabbing the owner and causing distress.
Yet you did not just grab their collars and drag them away until well clear of the poor dog. You just shouted at them and let them turn back several times to try and have another go.
If your dogs are so aggressive why do they not have a muzzle on them and why did neither of you have a lead to put on them?
Yes you said “Sorry” several times, but saying sorry while doing nothing positive to control your dogs seems to make “sorry” just a useless word. Thank you for turning what should have been a lovely walk along the canal a stressful and upsetting walk instead.
Please, please will you start being responsible for your dogs mess, their behaviour. And realise that signs asking you to keep your dog on a lead means YOU.
The dog wardens don’t wish to know about people like you. The police can do nothing because we do not know where you live and had no witnesses come forward! As if we could ask you for your name and address and take a photo of you?
Mr Rutley, is it not time for you and your colleagues to debate about bringing back dog licences? One absolutely fed up responsible dog owner MACCLESFIELD and East Cheshire folk were alarmed by last month’s announcement that adult mental health inpatient facilities at Macclesfield Hospital’s Millbrook Centre could close.
Patients and their friends and relatives would be expected to travel to Chester – 40 miles away, with no direct transport links – or even further, to the Wirral.
Vulnerable people face the prospect of often lengthy hospital stays in strange towns, isolated from regular contact with loved ones.
The Green Party believes that the treatment of mental health should be on a par with physical health, with everyone getting the treatment they need.
Figures released earlier this year show that mental health budgets are being cut by £4.5m in five areas of England this year, despite the Conservative Party promising to increase spending. Three in four people who need mental health support are not getting it; between 2013 and 2016 the amount of the health budget spent on mental health fell from 1.4pc to 0.7pc.
We must put the wellbeing of people ahead of the Conservative Party’s destruction of our public services. Treatment of mental health should be treated with equal seriousness to that of physical health so that we can truly support those who are suffering – very often alone and in silence – with the weight of a mental health illness.
Let’s create a caring Britain that looks after people with mental health problems. This should start with schools looking to build a society where people look out for each other, offering awareness and empathy education to help prevent bullying and school-based therapy to treat mental health earlier.
Greens say don’t just treat illness; we call on the Tory Government to reverse their failed policies and tackle the factors that contribute to poor mental health, like housing shortages, rising poverty and cuts to public services.
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