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    Unhappy Dog Given Parking Ticket

    I thought i've heard it all, but this is bureaucracy gone more than mad



    Dog given parking ticket

    EXCLUSIVE by Nigel Adlam

    September 2nd, 2009

    A DOG has been booked for illegal parking.

    The blue heeler was tied to a fence outside Rapid Creek market when it was approached by two Darwin City Council traffic wardens. One of the inspectors wrote out a ticket - and taped it to the dog's lead.

    Witness Ray McEvoy said he couldn't believe his eyes. "I watched an elderly lady and her very faithful blue heeler roll up at the market," he said.

    "The lady tied the dog to the fence and gave him a bowl full of water. And off she went into the markets.

    ''Then two traffic inspectors came along. They had a bit of a talk and, to my amazement, wrote out a warning infringement notice for the dog and taped it to his lead rope.''

    They might think twice about booking these big dogs

    Mr McEvoy, 48, of Gunn, Palmerston, said the dog was tied to a fence well away from the foodstalls.

    ''It was on a path rarely used,'' he said. ''And the owner made sure the dog was in the shade.

    ''It wasn't in distress at all. In fact, it was the most placid blue heeler I've seen in my life.''

    Mr McEvoy, who runs a commercial cleaning business, said the booking caused quite a stir.

    ''One bloke took a photo of the infringement notice and someone shouted out, 'Send it to Bushranger'.''

    The dog owner was last seen marching off in pursuit of the parking inspectors.

    Council spokesman Grant Fenton said a dog was considered to be ''at large'' if the owner was not there.

    ''You can't tie up a dog and leave it,'' he said.

    Are you the owner of the illegally parked blue heeler? We'd love to meet you and your dog. Call us on 8944 9767.

    Dog given parking ticket - Northern Territory News

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    Where does the dog have his Rego plates ?

    yes,I know he probably has a tag... Just sounds so stupid !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitte View Post
    Where does the dog have his Rego plates ?

    yes,I know he probably has a tag... Just sounds so stupid !!
    ROFL ... What a classic "come back" !!! Ah, the mind boggles !!

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    I don't think this is a case of beauracracy gone mad at all, I think it is a very smart thing to do to highlight the danger of tying up a dog and leaving it. The owner of the dog needs a kcik up the ass.
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    I wouldn't pay the fine....I'd just say.."the dog ate it ".
    Last edited by ozeymum; 09-02-2009 at 01:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    I wouldn't pay the fine....I'd just say.."the dog ate it ".
    Love it! very clever!
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Hey Ozeymum !! Did you get the golden syrup pudding recipe I sent you ??

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    I did thank you
    I'm going to make it for dessert on Father's Day..yummmyyy

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    It makes up heaps, so I hope it's more than just the 2 of you for dinner. Rob makes it for my birthday dinner.

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    Yes...we have 4 kids also,but I do have to admit..I'm a dessert piggy LOL

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