Letters: Humans not dogs to blame

Dog excrement will bring poo police to Whiffin Spit

There is a swell of contention building in Sooke of dog and non-dog as a result of irresponsible dog owners allowing their pets to relieve themselves in completely inappropriate places. Being of dog… I always thought non-dog was being sensitive until today, visitors told me there was a steaming, fresh pile in the middle of the boardwalk.

Equally, or perhaps more offensive, are the owners who go to the trouble of putting said waste in the plastic bags and leave both waste and plastic on the trails. This is surely going to result in our beloved canines being barred from places they love and we love to take them. Dogs are no longer allowed on school properties even after school and I fear our Spit playground may be next. It is time for the Poo Police… fellow “of dogs”… shame those you see committing these offences. It’s not the dog’s fault.

Lets work to keep Sooke accessible to the four-footed as well. Pick up your dog’s poo.  The Sooke Poo Police will be watching and waiting to publicly shame those human offenders. Keep Sooke’s dogs welcome in our parks and on our beaches.

Marnie O’Neil

Sooke

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