Keep your dog leashed

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Editor:

This summer I have noticed an increase in the number of people who think they are free to walk their dogs untethered.

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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

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