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Bad Dog? Bad Owner…
Date posted - January 23, 2013
Once again …on my way to work I get the privilege of witnessing many Sheldon residents using our cemeteries for a drop point for their dog’s waste. I cannot for the life of me, understand why people feel that it is o.k. to allow their pets to discard in our cemetery’s. (where so many of our local loved ones have been laid to rest.) If they feel it’s not o.k for their pets to destroy their own property with the waste then how, with any kind of moral conscience at all, would they feel it was o.k to use the cemetery? Dog’s urine is very acidic & a repeat of use on plant life will eventually kill it …so it’s not just the fecal material that will cause a problem for the cemetery over time. Many other cemetery’s have signs posted at the entrance “No Pets Allowed”!
There is nothing worse than in the early spring, heading into the cemetery to place flowers on a loved one’s grave, to see piles all over left from dog use in the winter months & brown patches all over the grass. We all know that dogs mark their spots & tend to go back to the same areas. I am a dog owner myself & I certainly would not allow my dog to do his deed any place other than my own backyard. Our dog is on a 15ft tie-down which gives him a large enough area to take care of business. We can than take care of this small area in the early spring & use heavy fertilizer & treat the confined area in our yard. People walk their dogs off of a leash & think nothing of them urinating on people’s yards & bushes close to their house. If I didn’t care about that, than my own dog would be allowed to use any part of my yard! In this day & age, there are so many people so readily pointing their fingers at how others live their lives & these are the some of the same people using the cemetery with their dogs everyday!
–Disgusted Dog Owner