Pets need special attention

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2003

I agree with the gentleman that said we all are entitled to have pets, but you must be a responsible pet owner. My husband and I choose to call ourselves parents. Our precious girl is a child to us. She is a beautiful Great Pyrenees and very spoiled, although we are her parents and we decide what is best for her. You dog lovers need to remember that no matter the dog's age, they only mature to a level of a 3-year-old child. And as you would a 3-year-old, you need to protect her from trouble she could get into that could hurt others, and also protect her from herself.

My husband and I are moving to Juneau, as his job will be bringing us there in January, and I hope I can be a very important part of helping with this problem. We used to live on an island in Florida, and they had very strict laws and ordinances in place for pet owners. And they all worked. People do learn it is better for all. We all must conform for the sake of our babies.

Also there are certain breeds (pit bulls) that should just disappear, as sad as it is. There are people out there that are not responsible and the mentality is also that of a 3-year-old child.

Cathleen Ann Jivoin Hull

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