Grace Washer complained (July 29) that a sign was recently posted at a school playing field that said dogs were not allowed. I have been coaching soccer at Hawthorne Elementary School and Islay Park, and I do not want to know the number of times I have had to remove dog poop so my players would not step in it. I cannot believe there are so many dog owners who are so inconsiderate.
Hawthorne Elementary School has had signs posted at its gates saying “no dogs on the field” for some time, but I have watched dog owner after dog owner walk right past them. The police should stop giving verbal warnings and start issuing citations that cost at least $100.