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Dog Owners Need to Respect Law


I would like to address the dogs in McKay Park.

I am highly allergic to dogs and cats. Every single time I go out to the park, library, a local outdoor eatery, I have to tell several people "Please do not let your dog sniff, lick, or jump on me."

I have been met with rude remarks, like, "it's just a dog" to "&*#% You!"

Friends and family have suggested I squirt the dog with something foul smelling. I don't want to "squirt" a dog with anything when it is the owner's responsibility to maintain the dog.

I love dogs!!! I just have to keep my distance, and would appreciate more understanding on the part of dog owners. Is this really too much to ask?

River Lilly

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