Dog owners need to take responsibility for their pets

Ann Calder of Ladysmith writes about how her granddaughter stepped in dog poo on First Avenue when Doggie doo-doo bags were nearby.

Editor:

This evening, I walked with my family down First Avenue to enjoy all of the Christmas lights.

It was very special, as every year, we celebrate my birthday at the Dragon City Chinese Restaurant in this way.

The night was clear and the weather perfectly crisp. We laughed and talked as we strolled down Ladysmith’s most wonderful avenue. It was the best! THEN MY GRANDDAUGHTER STEPPED IN SOME DOG POO!!!!

Now I love dogs, but all dog owners need to take responsibility for their pets. If you are taking your dog for a walk in a very public area, then clean up after them.

Two feet away from the dastardly clump of feces that my granddaughter stepped in was a stand with Doggie doo-doo bags supplied by the Town of Ladysmith. Come on dog owners! What more do you want??

If you have a dog and recently walked down First Avenue, stop to think if you could have prevented dog poop on the bottom of my granddaughter’s shoe.

Merry Christmas.

Ann Calder

Ladysmith