Today I was traveling south on route 100 with a few vehicles in front of me. The vehicles all came to a stop by Chadwick’s and so did the northbound traffic.
Shortly thereafter I saw a dog in the middle of the road, a beautiful, young blond dog. I first thought that the dog had been hit and my heart almost stopped. Then I realized it was just wondering around in the middle of the road. Being a responsible dog owner I stopped to try and call the dog as I was concerned it could be hit by a car. I then saw a person who told me that this dog belongs to someone who works at Layla’s Riverside Lodge and that this is not the first time the dog has been out by itself wondering around.
I felt compelled to write this letter as I am a dog owner myself and I would never dream of leaving my dog outside unattended where it can wonder out on a busy road like Route 100 but I also want to point out that it is irresponsible and disrespectful to any person who drives a vehicle and encounters the dog in the road. It is very traumatic to hit a dog with your vehicle and I would not want anyone to experience that, nor would I want your dog to be hit by a car.
So please act responsibly by keeping your dog with you at all times. I don’t believe you would want your dog to be found in the middle of the road, hit by a car.