LETTERS: Council needs to rethink waterfront dog trial

Editor:

I blame White Rock council for the vicious dog attack at West Beach July 4 that left a local man with severe lacerations, bruises and muscle damage that will keep him off work for a month.

Ever since city council announced its hair-brained scheme to, come October, allow vicious dogs to walk the promenade along with toddlers, babies in strollers and seniors, there has been a huge increase in the number of dogs.

Irresponsible dog owners couldn’t care less, and are flouting the law.

Extra bylaw officers are walking the beach (no doubt at considerable cost to us taxpayers) but the dogs remain. One can only dread what will happen when the ban on dogs is officially lifted in October. To hell with a “pilot” program. The time is now for council to rescind its plan, before a child is maimed for life.

Paul Griffin, White Rock

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