2008-03-15 / Editorials & Letters

Something different from the 'watchdog'

Editor:

I will have some very interesting Kirkersville news for you next week but this week I'm being a different kind of 'watchdog.' I would like to remind everyone of how important it is that your dog have identificationon it at all times. Ultimately, microchipping and an identificationtag are ideal but even if you do nothing else, take a PERMANENT marker and write your phone number on the dog's collar! We have found several dogs recently and some of the Buckeye Lake Police Officershave brought animals to me.

Depending on the animal's size and condition and because I don't have the room, I usually cannot house these animals. Therefore, I sometimes have to resort to having the dog pound take them.

I asked Buckeye Lake Police Chief Ron Small if he would mind if I direct local people who have lost (or found) an animal to call the Buckeye Lake Police. He said there is no reason the officerscan't be looking for a lost animal while on patrol. This has been their practice for quite some time, according to Chief Small. So, PLEASE, call the Buckeye Lake Police at 740-928-0999 if you have lost or found an animal in the Buckeye Lake Village area.

And if you are interested in becoming a foster home for an animal in need or would like to volunteer with a rescue group, please call ME at 740-964-9651. Bonnie Mansfield Buckeye Lake

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