Reader says: Having a cordoned off area for dogs to enjoy the water and beach is a necessity for a user-friendly tourist community.
Re: Story, May 2, “Phenomal business”?
With all due respect to Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters feeling guilty about taking her dog to the Pensacola dog beach and feeling guilty about her super-sensitive olfactory abilities of smelling dog pad prints in the sand and previous fecal pickups driving away shorebirds and turtles, while managing many different animals at her park, amazes me.
I guess the seagulls, and other bird droppings and footprints, not to mention baby pamper changes on the sand and people walking, are not offensive to seabirds and turtles (just dog prints and removed feces)? Please spare me the nonsense!
Having a cordoned off area for dogs to enjoy the water and beach is a necessity for a user-friendly tourist community.
As far as Vicky Nalley’s negative commentary about the city budget and hiring patrolling officers to fine offenders goes, well, I don’t know if you’re aware of the beach surveillance systems now operating in Destin.
Simple signage awareness, making users aware they are being surveyed on beach and parking areas, to clean up after their pets to prevent being fined, would be sufficient enough and not costly, I would think.
Henry Boenning, Destin