LETTER: Inconsiderate people not cleaning up after their dogs

Am I the only one noticing the appalling amount of dog mess out there? It always makes me angry when I see it everyday but this snowfall seems to have given more dog owners license to leave their dog’s mess anywhere it falls.

RELATED: Mount Doug thaw reveals abandoned Subaru, dog poo

I walk to and from school and work every day and take regular walks with my family in and around the Sidney area. The other day we had to walk in single file down the sidewalks and on the cycle/pedestrian path along the highway so that I could point out the many piles of dog mess to my son so he wouldn’t step in it.

RELATED: Central Saanich park has a poop problem post dog bag phase out, says dog walker

I am sick and tired of having to look at where I am putting my feet every time I go for a walk. I have had to dodge dog mess all along the sidewalk to school, it’s even along the school fence close to the entrance to the school playground. Dog owners have even picked the dog mess up and then left the bags by the school entrance. There are three or four there at the moment. It’s left alongside crosswalks so unsuspecting pedestrians step in it when they go to push the button and along sidewalks in the town centre itself. It’s everywhere and it’s getting worse.

RELATED: Oak Bay brothers scoop 10 kg of poop from park paths in 30 mins

I don’t expect the dog owners who don’t pick up after the dog will change their inconsiderate and disgusting behaviour after reading this letter, but it allows me to vent my anger by writing it. As for the responsible dog owners out there that do pick up their dogs mess, thank you.

If you are a dog owner that leaves your dog’s mess lying around for everyone to step in and trail into school, work or back home, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Rachel Goddard

Sidney

Just Posted

Victoria HarbourCats give away funeral to lucky fan

Just in case you die of excitment, all the bases are covered

Officer leads the flare in Saanich Police’s social media

Triangle dance latest addition to Saanich Police social media anthology

U.S. college bribery scandal shines light on serious problem in Canada

Looking at the bigger picture of marginalization in universities

Royal romance sequel shooting in Victoria: Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal filming at Union Club

Sequel depicts romance between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle

B.C. resident baffled about welcome mat theft

Security footage shows a woman and her dog taking the mat from the property on March 13

Father thanks B.C. Mountie for shooting hoops with kids, ‘changing perspectives’

‘We’re just like everyone else,’ says Surrey officer who stopped to play basketball with kids

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Victim succumbs to injuries suffered in Campbell River hit and run

The female pedestrian that was struck in a hit and run on… Continue reading

Trans Mountain court hearing: B.C. says it won’t reject pipelines without cause

Canada says the proposed amendments to B.C.’s Environmental Management Act must be struck down

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

B.C. father fights for his life after flu turns into paralyzing condition

Reisig has lost all motor skills with the exception of slight head, shoulder and face movements.

Suspicious fire in Alert Bay burns two homes, spreads to nearby bush

Police say underage suspects have been identified

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Most Read