I just read the Burin Town Council Briefs and I have to say the fact the Town Council passed a motion to ban dogs from the Salt Pond Walking Trail ‘got my goat this evening’.
Why should all people have to suffer for a few people’s neglect and stupidity?
My family (and my family includes my ‘dog’) walks the trails in Burin and Marystown regularly, and yes I see where some people fail to pick up after their dog, but that is no reason to ‘ban’ all dogs.
It all comes down to courtesy.
And as for letting dogs roam; I have, on several occasions, let my little right pound dog off her leash when there isn’t a lot of people on the trail, only to pick her up or stay on one side of the trail with her when we see other people approaching. I know my dog would never hurt anyone.
I was told by a previous Animal Control Officer having control over one’s animal is most important and ‘I have control’ of mine.
I realize not all people like dogs and some people are just afraid of them, but that is no reason to make all people suffer.
Like everything in life ‘common sense’ goes a long way. Unfortunately there are still those that lack it.
And I’m curious to know what will happen if I show up on the trail in Burin with my dog?