This summer I have noticed an increase in the number of people who think they are free to walk their dogs untethered.
My dog was bitten by an unleashed dog last month, and since then I have seen four unleashed dogs on Eureka Avenue.
I have heard: My dog is more aggressive on a leash; He is too old to do any harm; He comes when he is called.
NO! It is unlawful for a dog to be off its property without being leashed and/or under the immediate control of its owner.
A dog walking freely on the street is not under the immediate control of its owner. A deer jumping from the bushes can make even a friendly dog aggressive.
People need to leash their dogs when walking them on the street or take them to a leash-free dog park, and the SCRD needs to do a better job of enforcing this bylaw.
Susan Egerman, Halfmoon Bay