Monitoring is ‘cop-out’Published 8:07pm Monday, January 21, 2013
To the editor:
I strongly disagree with Suffolk City Council’s decision not to enact an ordinance regulating the tethering of dogs.
To say the situation will be monitored is, in my opinion, a cop-out. How will it be monitored? Just because nobody calls to report a dog being inhumanely tethered doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
Anyone owning a dog who feels the need to tether it for longer than it takes that dog to defecate and/or urinate does not need to own a dog and, clearly, does not care about that dog.
There is no humane reason to ever tether a dog for longer than a few minutes.