LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Dog owner is responsible for death | TahoeDailyTribune.com

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Dog owner is responsible for death

Regarding the car hitting the dog on Cayuga Circle on Sept. 13 at about 7:45 a.m.: It is sad when a dog gets killed by a car.

My problem is that Jerry and Jane Starkey want to blame the car driver. Why was their dog outside on the street without a leash anyway? Just whose fault was this anyway, the car driver or a dog owner who lets his or her dog run free?

You ask, “What would happen if this was a child?” Well, the fact is it was not a child – it was your dog who you did not care enough about to keep it on a leash.

It’s time for you to become a responsible pet owner. It’s time to place the blame on whose fault it really is. The fault belongs with the dog owner, not the driver of the car.

Bob Peart

South Lake Tahoe


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