Dog control case an example of tax dollars being squandered

There is a strange disconnect between what politicians have to say about the need for austerity, and then wasting taxpayer’s money.

To the editor:

Yes, there certainly is a strange disconnect between what the politicians have to say about the need for austerity, and then wasting taxpayer’s money.

I agree with Paula Stein’s letter criticizing the regional district dog control for squandering our money on a bogus court case and on the incarceration of a dog that has never bit nor attacked anyone.

If the regional district sees fit to squander more than $50,000 of our money on persecuting this dog, do they really need even more of our money to waste?

No wonder so many people in protest won’t buy a license for their dogs.

This dog has been locked up for 21 months (which in a dog’s life is over 12 years).

There has to be a limit to the length of time a dog can be locked up without a fair trial.

As one who has owned dogs all my life, I  know that they require a lot more companionship  than what this dog is receiving and a lot more exercise too.

What cruel punishment for an animal to not know why he is being caged constantly and kept away from his loved  owner, who incidentally only gets to spend one half hour, once a week with his dog.

What cruel punishment for the dog’s owner who is trying everything he can to get his pet released.

Enough is enough, let’s put an end to this travesty before Kelowna gets an even worse reputation for being dog unfriendly.

 

Joellen Broughton,

Kelowna

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