Joel Miles, a 67-year-old retiree residing in Koror breaks his silence about some dogs that have been terrorizing him and his family.
Miles likes to take walks in the morning as a form of exercise, however, dogs living nearby his residence make it difficult for him to partake in his routine. They would start barking whenever they would see him. His grandson also faces the same difficulties whenever he would take walks to his friend’s house.
“In my opinion, it is not acceptable. I believe that it should be safe for me to walk on the street by my house any time of the day or night, and it should be safe for my grandson to go play with his friends.” Stated Miles.
Although Miles and his family don’t own a dog, they still face the trouble of having to pick up several feces that are left behind in their yard every day because of the nearby dogs. A fence was built around his residence in order to protect his property. Unfortunately, it does not protect them from the loud barking they hear late at night.
“There is a law in Koror that all dogs must have a license, but none of these dogs have licenses; they don’t even have collars.” Stated Miles.
According to Koror State Animal Shelter, a dog must be well kept within the owner’s residence in order to avoid possible conflict with other people. Additionally, they must have proper tags indicating that they are someone’s pet.
If a dog gets into trouble with other people, then the Animal Shelter will give the owner a warning to take better cautionary measures for their dog. Animal Shelter also can be called at 488-5645 if an individual feels unsafe because of dogs. (Telbakes Yano)