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Letter — Dogs on the loose

While on my daily walk next to Bijou Park I was suddenly rushed by a rather large and snarling unleashed Rottweiler whose owner was lounging nearby in his pickup. The owner nastily called out to me that the dog wasn’t going to do anything, as it continued to lunge viciously at me. He also told me the dog was just doing his job, what he was supposed to do. I proceeded to the police station nearby to file a report but unfortunately, when the officer went to the location of the dog and its owner, both had departed the scene.

As a regular visitor to South Lake Tahoe, I have noticed the enormous increase in loose dogs over the last 20 years. I have also been reading about the disastrous financial situation of the city coffers. Perhaps over a five-day period one officer concentrating on handing out $1,000 violation tickets to the owners of the loose dogs, the city could increase its income and the dog owners would understand that leash laws will be enforced. It may be time well spent.

Sue Ann Long

Livingston, Texas

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