I did not receive a response from Central Okanagan regional district chairman Robert Hobson to my letter of Dec. 9 regarding the case of Diesel the dog.
Since Dec. 9, I have learned much more about the case and as a result have serious reservations that owner Dave Smith or his dog, Diesel, received a fair trial in June.
Last week, when I learned of the Catch-22 offer extended to Smith by RDCO Dog Control to save Diesel's life, I felt ill with despair. So much for the season of peace and love.
(The regional district offered to take the German shepherd-cross off death row if Smith would agree to Diesel being placed anonymously in an adoptive home outside the Central Okanagan.)
I was to meet the chief bylaw officer in her office. She wrote that she "would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to talk in person about the Diesel case" and "I will appreciate the opportunity to clear up fact vs. fiction...."
She did not inform me about the news release on the RDCO website. She must have known about it when she made the meeting offer.
I feel the RDCO has not treated me honestly.