With the warmer weather’s arrival, our canine companions might spend more time out of the house than we do.
The residents of Delta, in British Columbia, tend to leave their dogs outside while they are away from home. With over 30% more noise complaints, the municipality of Delta yearns to crackdown on its residents.
Sarah Jones, of the Delta Animal Shelter, says that dogs are “practicing a very bad behavior. Doing this repetitive barking and barking at things and not being corrected is a bad habit to start.”
A note of interest is that the residents’ complaints are directed toward the city for dog-owner control and changes, while not addressing their neighbors directly.
The city is discussing a pet-owner fine of $100 for ‘untamed pets’ which hinge on the rights of educated ownership of dogs. If the owner is not aware that leaving their dog outside for up to 7 hours at a time, with no additional supervision, then the city will take the first step of educating the owners.
The fine is intended to be a last resort option, for the owners who refuse to abide by the common interests of the city, their neighbors, and their dogs.
Dog owners should not be leaving their dogs unattended anywhere, even on their own property. For the sake of the dog’s health and happiness.