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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.

LuAnne Chavez



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