I am sorry the dogs had to be euthanized (“Riverside chief confirms ‘vicious’ dogs destroyed,” News, Sept. 7), but in the long run safety is important. I think owners need to be more responsible with training, etc. and if they have a dog that has issues find it a better home and consider safety is all aspects. 

The person taking care of the dogs while the owners where away I hope had insurance. Dog walkers and pet care providers need to carry insurance. There are pet care providers out there that do not carry insurance. 

I am very familiar with the industry and continue to educate pet owners to hire those who are insured. Don’t just let the kid next door take care of your pets. The public can assume and they need to make sure their pets are safe.

Michele Kielbasa