I think it is time that many of the dog owners on Shore Acres Road are made aware of the city of La Crescent dog leash ordinance and also the litter ordinance. In the past four weeks my little 8-pound dog has been chased down six times while in her yard and on a leash.

The dogs doing the chasing are with their owners, with no leash and are very large dogs. After my dog has been eaten for lunch it will be too late to start enforcing the leash laws. With the increase in foot traffic and large increase in bike traffic on Shore Acres Road there are going to be some problems with the way dogs are allowed to run loose.

Shore Acres' residents have to realize that they are in the city limits and should adhere to city ordinances.

John Dickson,

Shore Acres Road

La Crescent

* See this week's Houston County News for several letters to the editor.