Whose responsibility is it to keep their dogs or cats under control? It is the owners. A good pet owner wouldn?t just open their door to let their animal run.

For the safety of your pet and other citizens of the town, they would leash them up or put them in a fenced yard. Letting pets run on their own allows them to create havoc with pedestrians, traffic and other pets that are under control. Not only do they become a problem but they also become bait for wild animals such as Coyotes, Bobcats and Bears.

Do we really want the problems of other northern communities? Where dogs run loose to pack together and are shot on sight?

Be a responsible pet owner and take care of your animals not only for our benefit but for the animals too.

Joann Meeks