Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: , , .
Interest: I hike it cause I like it.
Dogs are already being taught to drive in New Zealand so it's only a matter of time before they're taught to understand simple symbols on signage. Until then, it's the responsibility of dog owners. From the Mount Seymour page of BC Parks (generic for all their sites I guess):
"Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. Signs are posted and fines are issued for pets off their leash. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears."
Hopefully he's found, and without injury to any of the volunteers who are looking for him. Hopefully, the owner will make a little donation to SAR to top up their sled fuel fund, etc.