Letters to the editor from the Narooma News

CLUB OUTING: Narooma Probus Club in Mallacoota, Victoria, during a three-day club outing last week attended by 15 members.
CLUB OUTING: Narooma Probus Club in Mallacoota, Victoria, during a three-day club outing last week attended by 15 members.

Boardwalk dog warning

As a warning to people walking the boardwalk, take care. On Sunday, November 26, at about 5pm my Jack Russell dog was attacked by a large dog on lead held by a woman with a baby on her chest and another smaller dog on a lead.

The woman could not control her dog. Thanks to the two ladies who came to my rescue; one calling a vet to see us in his rooms to give stitches and treat a torn paw. This attack could have easily been on a child or another dog.

Betty Breust

Kianga

Section 44 turmoil

Given the turmoil ravaging our national parliament re citizenship, I am curious why ineligible politicians are receiving so much sympathy.

I am just angry that they have duped us for so long. Why should we have a parliament full of foreigners? They have been receiving a generous salary and hiding their ineligibility. Make them pay back whatever they have taken from the Australian people since the day they were elected!

Trevor Taylor

Narooma

Lazzie sporting Christmas get-up.

Lazzie sporting Christmas get-up.

Credit where due

Credit where it is due; and to that end, I have just finished reading your 22/11 editions of the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner and Narooma News, and I am impressed.

It is great to see our local papers giving considered coverage to matters of Eurobodalla Shire Council and more importantly seeking to provide a balance of views from the community.  The two-page spread on the McKay park/50m pool issue (Bay Post) was good to see.

While not forgetting the efforts of more established/experienced writers, It is encouraging to see also the growing confidence and professionalism of recent journalist acquisitions, e.g. Ms Kate Lockley and Ms Zoe Cartwright; likewise the number of column inches they are commanding.

And finally, what a great wee article by Mr Joel Erickson on the game I love so much and the team I wish so well, the Socceroos.

Looking forward to continued efforts for balanced and informed coverage of council issues taking in different perspectives, as they emerge.

Councillor Pat McGinlay

Narooma

Doggy Christmas message

It takes 10 minutes for the inside of a car to skyrocket by 20 degrees?

Never to leave pets in a car on a hot day. Dogs can very quickly become distressed, dehydrated and even suffer organ failure. Dogs can’t sweat to cool themselves down, so they are more prone to heat stress and more likely to die quickly in hot conditions, especially puppies and older dogs.

Signs are excessive panting, reddened gums, blood shot eyes, rapid breathing, salivating, wheezing, vomiting, weakness, staggering and loss of consciousness. If your dog is displaying any of these signs, get them into a cooler location quickly.   Wet them with tap water (not iced water) until their breathing settles down, and offer them a drink of water.  If the symptoms persist call your vet for advice.

  • Provide shade, and plenty of cool, fresh water.
  • Leave your dog in an area that it is well ventilated.
  • Keep your dog out of the sun between 10am - 4pm.
  • Hot footpaths and sand can burn a dog’s feet, so take that walk early in the morning or late in the day, as the sun goes down.
  • Give your dog ice blocks to lick. Add vegetable or beef stock and they will love this special treat!

On behalf of everyone at the Narooma Dog Training Club Branch of Animal Welfare League, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. 

Carol Hellmers

Narooma Dog Training Club

Councillor Pat McGinlay

Councillor Pat McGinlay

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