To the Editor,
Re: Owners face fines for leaving dogs in hot vehicles, June 25.
As a dog owner and lover I was nothing short of ecstatic to hear of the recent change to Nanaimo’s Licensing and Control of Animals bylaw which was passed last month. A $500 fine should be some deterrent to negligent owners, who choose convenience over compassion and safety. I hope this will cause businesses to take reports seriously when asked to page a customer to return to their vehicle.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make these changes happen. It shows, yet again, that our little City of Nanaimo is a fine place to live for all, and sets the standard for other communities to follow.