Stray dogs causing concern to Coalisland walkers

Coalisland Canal Path
Coalisland Canal Path

Coalisland Sinn Fein Councillor Joe O’Neill is concerned about stray dogs on the canal walk from Lineside to Moor Bridge.

He said, “I have been approached by people that use the path for family walks along this stretch and they have expressed concerns that in some cases that they are scared to walk this path with so many loose dogs around. I have contacted the council on this issue and have requested that appropriate signs are put in place. While we all accept that the path is for all users I would appeal for dog owners to try and keep dogs on the leash. This is especially when there are young children around. It is always difficult to assess how a dog will react to people and using a leash will often help reassure people that dog will cause no harm to them. I hope that this issue will resolve itself through recognition that safety for all users is paramount and respect for all walkers will make it more enjoyable for everyone.”