Stop Harassing Local Dog Owners

To the Editor:

About two weeks ago, you ran a letter from a reader complaining about dog feces on Ned’s Point Road. I walk on that road every day with my dog and rarely ever see any dog droppings. However, I do see miscellaneous paper cups, napkins, wrappers, etc., from local fast-food restaurants. Perhaps town resources should be used to clean up the street rather than harassing local dog owners.

Art Layton



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  1. Deb Howard says:

    It seems that the anti-dog movement in Mattapoisett is growing. I agree with the gentleman writing in last week’s issue, that, as a resident for 18 years, I see trash everywhere when I walk my Lab. Who picks that up? Dog owners need to unite, have a plan, and present it to the Selectmen. Even Jordan Collyer indicated he does not understand why Mattapoisett does not have a dog park. Who can help? Research into how many towns in Massachusetts have dog friendly areas needs to be done. A dog park will not bring the town revenue- and for the number of labs in town, as well as all swimming dogs, water would need to be available. Is it the lack of substantial revenue? Do dog owners have to be vocal and boisterous to be heard? Or- can reason and logic govern this situation? Time to some soul-searching…

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