Beach seems to have gone to the dogs...

Thursday March 22, 2018 Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Does Rarotonga have a dog problem?


We love the Cook Islands and have been to Raro many times over the past 25 years, always choosing to stay at the Muri Beachcomber.

Muri beach is so beautiful and has so many water activities to watch and participate in.

We have noticed however, this year there are many more dogs running loose up and down the beach. Some have collars and licences, many do not.

They are running in packs of seven to 10 sometimes, barking, fighting, growling, intimidating swimmers and beach walkers, congregating and fighting on private properties as well.

I would hope something is done soon to keep these dogs on the properties where they belong because people have told us they will not be back because of the worsening dog situation.

            Gail Williams,

            Tourist from Canada

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