Comments for: Saturday/Sunday, April 21-22, 2012: East-west highway, Casella and animal control officers

Posted April 20, 2012, at 3:34 p.m.

East-west route Greg Rossel’s letter (BDN, April 11) succinctly outlines the economic and environmental values of the proposed east-west route being by rail instead of by road. But will Gov. LePage listen? Probably not — no more than then Gov. Baldacci listened to my plea three and a half years …

Guidelines for posting on bangordailynews.com

The Bangor Daily News encourages comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service.

  1. Keep it civil and stay on topic
  2. No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks.
  3. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.
The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more):

  • Anonymous

    This is the second event recently, where dogs are not reunited with owners.

    • Anonymous

      Perhaps dog owners should be more responsible in taking care of their pets.

      • Anonymous

         I have a dog that, I have to watch like a hawk . that being said once in awhile he gets away from us.

        • Anonymous

          I too have a dog, and we invested in a petsafe shock collar that allows him a certain range around the house. Once he was conditioned to it the batteries can die and he still wont leave the zone.

          • Guest

             Shocking your dog is more responsible?  Maybe you should try wearing it “until the batteries die” and see how responsible you feel then?

          • Anonymous

            Problem with shock collars, invisible fences, etc…it conditions the dog to view people, animals as causing the shock, not the collar. In other words, some dogs become aggressive BECAUSE of the shock collar.

  • Anonymous

    There’s plenty of blame to go around where the dogs are concerned.  In my opinion the AC Officer should have made those phone calls and was lax in her duty to the public & the dogs.  By the same token I think the owners should have put more effort into finding their beloved pets.  They should have made daily calls to all the shelters in their area as well as to the AC officer, the police etc.   They need to look in the mirror when they’re busy pointing fingers.  Happily it sounds like the dogs are in a good home now.  Perhaps all will learn from this.

  • Guest

    Defending Zwicker is risky business, sir- she is not a well liked person in this area at this time. For you to say she went above and beyond, I find highly offensive since NO- she did not! She could have found the owners within an hour had she tried or cared enough to put in a little effort. Hopefully these people get their dogs back and soon!

Similar Articles