In a about a half hour around 2 p.m. Saturday we counted nine dogs at the Marina Park. Most of them were running loose on or near the beach. It made me wonder how many of those owners walked over the newly painted signs on the walkway, “No dogs allowed in the park”.
I don’t dislike dogs but I have little respect for owners who ignore the signs. It is almost like saying “my dog’s okay because he/she won’t harm anything. I have seen dogs urinate or defecate on the beach where children later play. Who is to say they are not directly where the dogs have done their duty? What is the use of a rule if there is no enforcement?
This disregard for rules takes place within a short distance of the area set aside for dogs. Why not use that? I have seen the same disregard for rules at the Summer Market, which has signs at all entrances stating that dogs are not allowed. They have valid reasons for the rule. Who wants to buy produce that has been watered by a pooch?
Enough! Love your dog but teach him to obey the law!