Leashing dogs can create stress for the disabled
| Posted: Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012 06:00 am
In response to the recent articles about the push for a new city bylaw to put dogs on a leash, St. Albert council has again reacted with a knee jerk and refused to consider the effects of this bylaw.
My highly-trained, extremely friendly dog, who is loved by my complete neighbourhood, will be put on a leash. The problem is my inability to hang onto a leash. My dog keeps me healthy and alive. He is always under full control even when other dogs are pulling their owners down trying to greet or eat him.
This to me is just another example that the disabled and elderly are not welcome in St. Albert by our mayor and council.
Rick VanGrinsven, St. Albert