Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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April 17, 2011

In Your View

ASHLAND — Westwood has a  dog problem

Though man’s relationship with dogs has been around for thousands of years, modern city conditions no longer permit dogs to run at large. This is especially true in the densely populated bottoms and backroads of Westwood. I will admit I’m not certain what type of laws are currently on the books in Westwood, but if leash laws exist, they certainly are not being enforced.

I am a fairly recent transfer to the area and am shocked by the routine sight of dogs constantly patrolling the streets in misfit packs.

They are ubiquitous. When not chasing cars they can be found sunning themselves in the middle of the road and constantly making their presence felt in myriad other ways. This is a potentially dangerous situation. These dogs are under the constant threat of being hit by a car or worse, causing a vehicle to swerve and wreck, potentially injuring a human trying to avoid a collision with one of these unsupervised dogs. This is not to mention the fact that they cause me to become the nuisance when I have to lay on my horn at 8 a.m. to coax these animals out of my way.

 Wild dogs are unpleasant for walkers (a point that becomes ever more important as gas prices continue to climb) and possibly dangerous to children. They are a threat to livestock, and to a lesser degree, gardens, flowerbeds and lawns.

I don’t have enough room to get into spaying and neutering, but dogs roaming the neighborhood unchecked only beget more dogs roaming the neighborhood unchecked. It’s a regular zombie apocalypse. George Romero should make a movie..

Westwood is fairly congested and I feel that packs of dogs roaming the streets are annoying, completely unreasonable and potentially dangerous. And I am not alone.

Patrick Day,  Westwood

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