Dogs need space to run

Re: The dog days are over, News, June 15, 2011

Re: The dog days are over, News, June 15, 2011.

I support concerns about health hazards of dog excrement on school grounds, which is not completely removed by using bags.

E-coli, for example, comes from the excrement of mammals — that’s one of the reasons why people pay for good sewage treatment and clean water.

I like clean well-trained dogs of good size, but don’t understand why people think living in the city is a proper life for an animal that needs to run.

Some people have dogs as personal protection because the justice system is underfunded and courts mismanaged.

Perhaps dog experts could figure out how to train them to be like cats who use litter boxes and pigs who use a corner of their pen. Or perhaps an enterprising dog owner could buy property and charge for use of it, with a dog wash kiosk as an extra.

Keith Sketchley



Just Posted

Metchosin driver striking a deer heralds a need for caution

Vehicle incident likely not the last of its kind in Greater Victoria

The rock is no more for Oak Bay ‘Sea Lore’

Council calls for change to controversial location proposed for art installation

Mary Winspear offers out-of-this-world evening with Chris Hadfield

Tickets on sale March 22 for Colonel Chris Hadfield visit May 7

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

POLL: When do you think the next major earthquake will hit Vancouver Island?

According to seismologists, Vancouver Island is overdue for a magnitude 7 earthquake.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 19

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

View Royal council to discuss proposed 3.5% tax increase tonight

Budget open house to directly precede the council meeting

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Most Read