Dog owners should take more responsibility

Navigating the unsavoury conditions is, unfortunately, the norm

Re: Marijuana toxicity starting to appear in local dogs (Gazette, April 15)

As a pet owner, I can empathize with the concern for a treasured pet, as well as the hit on the pocketbook. I, too, have experienced concerns navigating unsavoury conditions because of the thoughtlessness of others. It’s a shame. But it is also a fact of life most are cognizant of.

I keep my dogs on a leash and under constant scrutiny. The fact is, I often know what my dogs are going to be attracted to before the dogs do. I would suggest the owner needs to be far more vigilant when walking her dogs.

There have been great strides made regarding the medical applications of cannabis in both human and animals. The idea, however, that the pet owner can champion her negligence and fault cannabis, is straight out of the annuals of Reefer Madness.

How about a leash and muzzle ordinance for both?

Wayne Phillips

Hamilton, Ont.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Metchosin to test tsunami notification on Thursday evening

Approximately 80 to 100 residents in tsunami-zone

Sooke Fine Art Show gears up for July 24 launch

Virtual event to feature more than 375 juried works from local artists

Sooke Crisis Centre closes doors

Services previously offered to be dispersed throughout community support groups

CRD explores option to use Oak Bay Lodge for people who are homeless

Motion asks staff to work with BC Housing, Island Health on possibilities

B.C. residents can go to the Royal BC Museum for half price all summer

Museum reopening in phases, COVID-19 measures in place

VIDEO: Victoria’s Raging Grannies call for end to public funding of for-profit senior homes

Organizer says COVID-19 has made senior home issues more apparent

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 7

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

POLL: Would you get a vaccine for COVID-19 when it is available?

With the number of positive COVID-19 tests skyrocketing across much of the… Continue reading

Filing deadline in RCMP sexual-harassment class-action extended due to COVID-19

Plaintiffs now have until January 2021 to submit claims for up to $222,000

Jamie Bacon pleads guilty to charge in Surrey Six case

The plea brings an end to a complex legal case that has spanned more than a decade

Hefty undeclared driver charges piling up, ICBC warns customers

Average extra penalty $2,971 after an at-fault accident

Survey, hotline launched amid probe into racist blood-alcohol guessing game at B.C. hospital

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been appointed to lead an investigation by Health Minister Adrian Dix

RCMP disarm man experiencing mental health crisis

The male pulled a knife on officers and then held it to his own throat expressing a desire to die

B.C. appeals judge’s decision to leave three clubhouses in Hells Angels hands

The province has filed two notices of appeal related to the B.C. Supreme Court decision

Most Read