Prince Rupert dog owners need to do more to clean up after their pooch

Editor:
Why are many dog owners not picking up after their pooches?

Editor:

Why are many dog owners not picking up after their pooches?

After being with two dogs at the waterfront near Kwinitsa Station today, I felt I had to submit this letter.

The amount of dog excrement left around the waterfront is appalling.

Shame on you.. those who are not picking up after their dogs!

No excuses…there are poop bags available in the area. If you are not in an area that supplies poop bags then pick up a few extra for your pocket!

What do you think… that everyone enjoys their dogs stepping in your dog’s poop or getting poop on their own shoes or pant cuffs?

I cannot believe how inconsiderate these people are and why they think they have the right for their dogs to “unload” and not pick up after them while the rest of us feel obliged to do a clean-up.

The scenario is not much different at the “doggy park” at the Civic Centre. The City was kind enough to give dog owners an enclosed area to run their dogs. So, again, this area is used by the public and their dogs and people are not picking up after their dogs there either. What’s with that?

A few weeks ago there was a young woman there, you know who you are, with two large dogs; while she yapped on her cell phone her two dogs unloaded right in front of her and she walked away.

And, yes, other people using this facility are picking up after your dogs.

People who do not own dogs are disgusted with the messes they are walking in or around everywhere in town. It is not the dog’s fault, but the fault of the ignorant guardians.

We should all be more considerate and respectful of others who are using these public areas.

It isn’t a big deal if everyone would just pick up after their dog.

Jan Palmer

Prince Rupert

Just Posted

Rough seas delay Prince Rupert/Haida Gwaii ferry

Northern Expedition is expected to leave Prince Rupert for Haida Gwaii at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13

Piano duet claims Rupert’s Got Talent crown

Best friends, Pia Khaira and Alan Phuong, were named the winners of the Prince Rupert competition

Prince Rupert trades apprenticeship program receives $20,000

Funding from Industry Training Authority supports hands-on workplace experience for students

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

Heart of Our City: Teaching the next generation

Sadie Dennis is passing on her knowledge of fishing and canning to youth at the Friendship House

Prince Rupert Rampage suffers its first loss of the season.

Prince Rupert’s perfect season comes to an end with a 4-3 loss at the hands of the River Kings

Delivering the paper as a family

The Northern View is looking for newspaper carriers in Prince Rupert, join our team today

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Nunavut urges new plan to deal with too many polar bears

Territory recommends a proposal that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking

Shelter struggles: Landlord takes over rental unit whenever visiting B.C. town

Renter’s story highlights how hard it is to find accommodation in Revelstoke

Lack of public response threatens B.C. referendum credibility

Of the few who have voted, poll finds most rejected proportional representation

Most Read