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Letter: Dogs don’t belong at Market Days

As I walked downtown Thursday at noontime for what used to be called “Old Fashioned Bargain Days,” I saw at least three dogs with their owners. The temperature was over 90, and it was very hot and humid. Yet, these poor dogs are walking down a hot street with no water in sight. Their owners are oblivious to their discomfort. If the dogs could talk, I’m sure they’d tell them they should have left them home.

Has the common sense left all of humanity? Just because you have a dog, it doesn’t mean you’re a good parent to that animal. Think about it: Some of you leave the dog in the hot car with the windows rolled down about an inch. You say to yourself that you’ll only be gone a few minutes, and the dog will be fine. Well, why don’t you sit in the hot car for about 30 short minutes with the windows rolled down a little and see how it affects you.

To the city of Concord: Please do the animals a favor and ban them from attending Market Days. They don’t have any money, they don’t need to buy anything, the dogs just need to be left home where it would be cooler than Main Street in the middle of July.

MELINDA TASKER

Northwood

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