Dog lovers and owners, keep your pet safe |

Dog lovers and owners, keep your pet safe

Dog lovers and owners,

keep your pet safe

Tuesday afternoon, I snapped the leash on my dog, and we set out on what promised to be a beautiful walk. We had just passed our driveway when I saw, down the street, a tiny bundle of fur lying in the middle of the road and a woman running toward the bundle, crying that she had hit a dog. I stopped to see if I could help, and she told me she knew the owners, that there were children in the family and that she didn’t want them to see what had happened to their pet. She walked to their front door and came back with the dog’s owner, who was trying his best to console her as she expressed her sorrow over what had happened.

Dog owners: This letter is not meant to be a judgment. Please recognize that these things happen in the blink of an eye. The woman who hit the dog will always remember this sad afternoon, and the dog’s family will be heartbroken for a long time. Please keep your dog in a fenced yard or on a leash so that tragedies such as this won’t happen.

Judy Barnett

Nevada City

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