Violence has no place here

Acts of violence have no place in my community, which extends beyond the borders of Central Saanich.

In Central Saanich I have amazing neighbors who allow me to bring my kids to their farms to pet their animals and say good night to their goats, lambs, turkeys, chickens and horses. But the recent Saanich assault against pony China Doll challenges the assumption that any animal is safe in their barn, field and backyard and it threatens the trusting and neighborly way of life we enjoy.

Sadly there are incomprehensibly cruel individuals who attack a beautiful animal which has been taught to trust humans in our community. These individuals are someone’s neighbour.

How many more sled dogs, Bandits (the puppy), Dollys and countless other acts of violence against animals must take place before we start demanding that the true weight of the courts be applied to those responsible for these horrendous acts of violence.

Help catch this the perpetrator by keeping the spotlight on this crime and by to donating to the reward fund before another victim is targeted. Donations can be made at the Scotia Bank at Douglas and Hillside under “Reward for China Doll”.

Acts of violence like these have no place in my community, which extends beyond the borders of Central Saanich.

Jaime Roberts

Central Saanich