'Remove or approve': Residents push back as BCC considers dogs on the beach

Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 14:30 PM.

The response from most residents was not positive.

Beach-front resident Sharon O'Keegan said, "It's a grave concern for those who live on the beach."

The grandmother of six says when her grandkids visit her, "I don't want them to put their face in the sand and come up with poop on it."

Her concern with animal waste was mirrored in the other comments.

Two-year resident Marion Victor said he was watching as a jogger and a dog passed his window the other day. The dog relieved itself on the beach, and its owner covered it with sand and kept jogging.

The problem is that "they stop, leave what they want," said Victor.

He fears the addition of more pets on the beach will cause the area to lose its appeal to outsiders.



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