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Dogs running loose risk, present danger - to selves and drivers

By Susan Rarey
Personal commentary

I have never been able to understand why some dog owners let their dogs roam loose. Dogs are smart, but they do not understand consequences, such as the consequences of getting in the street.

It's dangerous, obviously to the dog, but also to the driver of the car that brakes suddenly or swerves to avoid hitting a dog in the street.

I had the unfortunate incident of hitting a dog yesterday on my way to work.

This is an unneutered chocolate Lab that constantly roams loose out along Hwy. 704 and yesterday he was in the road as I topped a hill.

Luckily I don't think I injured him too badly as he did get up and run off, but it was upsetting to me, as I am a huge dog lover.

He's probably pretty sore today.

When I told a co-worker about what happened, she said that she had hit this same dog awhile back and it caused her to be rear ended by the vehicle behind her.

Dogs belong at home.

Everything they need should be provided for them at home.

Male dogs who are not neutered are, of course, always going to want to roam so that solution is obvious.

Dogs need to be spayed and neutered and kept at home.

Then we won't have so many killed in the road or ending up in the shelter. Thank you.

--Susan Rarey Comments re article 74066 Dog at McDonalds a familiar Dog about Town

This story was posted on 2015-03-25 11:56:52
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