Reader soapbox: Milford Beach used as toilet

A reader writes that the number of dogs using Milford Beach as a toilet is getting out of control.

I live overlooking Milford beach, and its just a big dogs toilet. Sometimes I'm forced to go upstairs

to get a shovel and plastic bag to remove dog excrement from beach. I also have noticed some dog

owners now have their dogs emptying their bowels in the shallows to save them cleaning the mess.

I know two houses on beach who allow their dogs to roam the beach unattended.

Then there's the owners with the plastic ball throwing sticks where you can have 4 or 5  large dogs charging up and down beach out of control.

As I write this there are owners on the beach with dogs right now who shouldn't be there.

Try telling this to a dog owner. I repeat, Milford Beach is a dog's toilet, and it isn't the dogs to blame.

D Stuart,

Milford Beach

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- The Aucklander

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