Letter to the Editor: All dog owners must be responsible for their pets

Letter to the Editor: All dog owners must be responsible for their pets

Letter to the Editor: All dog owners must be responsible for their pets

First published in Letters

Your reader Katie Howard (Dogs must be judged for their deeds, not by their breeds, Letters August 21) has contradicted herself as she goes on to attack the dachshund breed.

I have kept these dogs for many years now. I still own two and they have never shown any aggression to anyone, yes they bark and are feisty, but they are loyal, loving and gentle, so therefore I must judge them by their breed and not their deeds.

Ms Howard quotes dogbiteclaims.co.uk and I see where she gets her information from. However, “staffies” do not appear in the list of least aggressive dogs either so that must say something about that breed also.

I do not dislike the staffie, in fact I have a friend who owns one and the dog has a sweet and lovely nature, but I also know from first-hand experience the damage a large and muscular staffie can inflict.

So please can we leave this at the original heading of your letter and not turn it into a slanging match about dog breeds, because, as you rightly point out, all dogs are capable of biting and I fully agree that the owners of aggressive dogs of any breed should be answerable for the actions of their pets. 

ANGELA STEPHENS

Sutton

 



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7:58pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Gammie says...

On Thursday 4th september 2014 I received my Guardian to find " Proposals to sell Secombe centre and Charles Cryer".
How sad would this be if we lost these community places. Yes like anything else they cost money to run and fund. However, what I don't understand is how the council can plough money into Wallington public hall which it has been stated that it needs major renovation work done to it. So instead of proposing to close Secombe centre and charles cryer theatres why not shut Wallington Hall and use that money for the other two theatres that it could help. Surely it would be Financially viable to do it that way than any other. I know it sad to think but I am wondering if the council are just looking for more land to build housing on than really thinking about a good reason for proposing to close the theatres. I would be interested in other peoples opions please read Thursday 4th september 2014. Also, I do hold the secombe centre dear to my heart as I have had Library competitions prize giving there when I was younger, now I had my daughter do a dance show there. So I have had happy memories there and hope my children ( When they have children) can do shows there and be proud of family generations that have used the theatre.
EMMA GAMMON
On Thursday 4th september 2014 I received my Guardian to find " Proposals to sell Secombe centre and Charles Cryer". How sad would this be if we lost these community places. Yes like anything else they cost money to run and fund. However, what I don't understand is how the council can plough money into Wallington public hall which it has been stated that it needs major renovation work done to it. So instead of proposing to close Secombe centre and charles cryer theatres why not shut Wallington Hall and use that money for the other two theatres that it could help. Surely it would be Financially viable to do it that way than any other. I know it sad to think but I am wondering if the council are just looking for more land to build housing on than really thinking about a good reason for proposing to close the theatres. I would be interested in other peoples opions please read Thursday 4th september 2014. Also, I do hold the secombe centre dear to my heart as I have had Library competitions prize giving there when I was younger, now I had my daughter do a dance show there. So I have had happy memories there and hope my children ( When they have children) can do shows there and be proud of family generations that have used the theatre. EMMA GAMMON Gammie
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