A Message To Dallas Breeders

“The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.”
-Robert Ingersoll (1833 – 1899). 

I’ve heard a lot about rights lately – seems a lot of people are very worried about their own rights, but couldn’t care less about anyone else’s. 

Think about it for just a minute if you would.  The people who live and work in many neighborhoods in South, West, and East Dallas began losing their rights years ago – the right to walk safely across the street without being charged by one of the neighbor’s dogs that constantly gets loose; the right to walk to the park without carrying a bat to fend off packs of strays; the right to walk their own dog without risking the very real possibility of encountering a strange dog that wants to fight; the right to enjoy their neighborhood sports fields rather than drive elsewhere to avoid the possibility of a child being bitten by a hungry stray dog; the right to live in a clean neighborhood not littered with trash from foraging dogs; the right to ride a bike down the street without knowing any minute you have to be ready to sprint away when a loose dog comes charging into the street after you; the right to drive through their neighborhood, to the store, to work, to school, without having to see the dead dogs and cats that litter the streets each morning. 

Sound like a stretch to you?  I lived in Southeast Dallas from 1989 – 1997 and during that time I lost every one of those rights.  So don’t tell me I’m over-reacting. 

Please think how you’d feel if your neighborhoods suffered the same problems as neighborhoods in South, West, and Southeast Dallas.  Would you want the rest of the City to refuse to help you because it might inconvenience them?

All we’re asking breeders to do is register with the City and pay $ 70/year. 

This is about helping your fellow citizens.  It’s about compassion for other Dallas residents that need help.  It’s about a lot of things.  It is not about taking your rights!  You lose nothing.  You pay a fee, you fill out a form, and your fellow residents reap the benefits. 

Do the right thing. 


2 Responses to “A Message To Dallas Breeders”

  1. Linda S Higginbotham Says:

    I completely agree with this artical. Thank You

  2. urbancritter Says:

    Excellent points, threereddogs – when people stop thinking just about themselves and focus on the bigger picture, it generally improves things for everybody. I call that strategic thinking.

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