The topic of leashed and unleashed dogs has been of discussion locally in College Station, but the conversation made its way to Navasota at Monday night’s city council meeting.
Resident of town Lari Ouvre shared her story during the public comments portion of the meeting. She said she had a previous incident in 2020, but the one earlier this month shook her.
“On June 6th, I was walking down McAlpine, when out of nowhere, a dog attacked my dog. I blocked her, and ended up with a sprained knee. The postman made his way to the porch, to attempt letting the people know to get their dog. The dog then charged him,” said Ouvre. “He was able to safely leave, all while I am on the phone with 9-1-1, to be told all other officers are on another call,”
She went on to talk about a woman who was killed by an unleashed dog in Dallas in 2016, and asked a final question.
“Does the City of Navasota need to have someone die before the issue is addressed? It appears so. There is a lot of money going to city improvements. Downtown is being renovated, sidewalks are gong in, but not one dime is going toward Animal Control to resolve this issue. It will be a sad day when someone is seriously injured, or killed,” said Ouvre.
Comments were made during the public comments portion of the meeting, so council was not allowed to respond or take any action.