Tonkas sports a bandage on his paw after being badly cut by smashed glass during a recent outing to Storey's Beach.

A dog’s life for Tonka

Act of stupidity at Storey's Beach leads to injury for family pet.

Dear editor,

My whole life as a dog is spent on Storey’s beach; I live and play there everyday. This is my true happiness but, sadly, this came to end for me Sunday morning.

I was simply out for my morning beach walk when I stepped on some smashed beer bottles and tore my paw open. My owner rushed me to the vet, where I had to have treatment for my wound.

I now have a bandaged up paw and I’m on antibiotics, but the worst part about all this is I can’t go back to the beach for at least three weeks because my wound has to heal completely.

One single act of stupidity has caused me to suffer greatly. My owners are asking the few people that think it’s OK to smash glass or litter the beach to please take a look at the consequences that follow this type of disrespectful behaviour. This truly needs to stop.

This is not only about my injury; this is about the entire community. This is a public beach for families, other pets and wildlife to enjoy and feel safe. Please make wise choices when frequenting the beaches.

We would also like to thank the vet and staff at the North Island vet clinic for their excellent service. We are grateful.

Sincerely,

Tonkas and my owners

Michele and Dave Andrews

Port Hardy

 

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