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Animal control patrols at Cameron Lake

Animal control in Hudson’s Hope will be making weekend rounds at Cameron Lake following a dog attack at the popular campground. On June 20, a dog attacked another dog after breaking free from it’s tether.
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Animal control in Hudson’s Hope will be making weekend rounds at Cameron Lake following a dog attack at the popular campground.

On June 20, a dog attacked another dog after breaking free from it’s tether. A leashed dog walking with its owner suffered significant injuries, requiring roughly $1,000 worth of veterinary services.

Mayor Dave Heiberg says the owner of the dog who attacked felt guilty, and made amends by paying the vet fees.

“Dog sometimes aren’t tethered like they should be there,” Heiberg said. “So to make a long story short, we’ve asked our animal control officer to make rounds out there on the weekends to try and show a little bit more profile.”

The district has installed additional signage to remind the public to keep dogs on leash at all times within the campground. District campground attendants have also been asked to remind campers to leash their pets.

A July 27 report to council reports there seems to be an improved compliance rate since the patrols have begun.

Email reporter Tom Summer at tsummer@ahnfsj.ca