RE the article “Hounded off baseball field” (Leader, August 22).
It seems such a shame that a small sector of the community have nothing better to do than to complain about a group of dedicated people using one of the two ovals for a short time to exercise their dogs.
The “Hobbit Hounds” group are dedicated to these rescue dogs and ensure their greyhounds enjoy a fulfilling, quality life.
These people have rescued greyhounds from almost certain death; something the state government has failed to do.
It is unbelievable that these people cannot understand the benefits of owning and appreciating a dog.
Dogs are used as seeing eye dogs, for drug detection, for bomb detection, or just good old companion dogs that are a part of the family; just like these greyhounds are.
Greyhounds are quite unique as stated by Mr Bell. They are very quiet and not at all vicious. They require exercise, as do all dogs with responsible owners, and are great household/family pets.
Sadly this breed has a stigma associated with it, which if you asked any owner, you would discover is not an accurate representation of their gentle demeanor.
Some common sense needs to prevail here by council.
To me it seems all the greyhound owners want is the use of one of the two ovals for one hour a week. Is that too much to ask?
The oval sits idle most of the year and could be utilised by others.