Signs ‘Dogs offend Muslims’ not Pitt Meadows messaging

City taking down signs about dogs around the community.

Signs advising dog owners that their pets offend Muslims may bear the Pitt Meadows logo, but they do not originate from city hall.

Someone has been putting signs up signs around the community that say:

“Please be courteous to your Muslim neighbours. Many Muslims live in this area and dogs are considered filthy in Islam. Please keep your dogs on a leash and away from the Muslims who live in this community.”

Carolyn Baldridge, manager of communications for the city, said the signs bear the city logo, but do not originate from city hall.

They were found at Hoffman Park, which is a designated dog off-leash area.

Baldridge said the person circulating the signs has not been identified, but they are being taken down, noting they have an unauthorized use of the city logo, and it is not the city’s messaging.

She noted the city does have a bylaw that asks dog owners to keep their pets on a leash, except in designated off-leash areas.

“The City did not produce these notices,” said Mayor John Becker. “Pitt Meadows has off-leash areas for dogs and our bylaws dictate that dogs must be on a leash in other areas of the community. As for the notices, whether they were produced by a well-meaning member of the Muslim community or by someone wanting to cause contention, the fact remains that there are current bylaws in place that enforce areas for dogs to be on leash, except in designated off-leash areas.”

The Facebook Page Protecting Pitt Meadows made note of the sign, and there were 30 comments, including some asserting dog owners’ rights, and others saying this an attempt to stir up hatred against Muslims.

A website at the bottom of the page is said to bear anti-Islamic material.

The website cair.com is for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

VIDEO: Farmer lighting up 64 years of Christmas in Langley

A private light display near Williams Park in rural Langley continues to attract some spectators.

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Langley firefighters take Santa for a ride

Seasonal fundraiser through Walnut Grove and Brookswood swaps candy canes for Food Bank donations

Christmas bird count is Dec. 30

The Langley and White Rock Naturalist clubs invite the public to help

Langley church prepares massive meal

A local chef and parishioners are taking charge in the kitchen for St. Joseph’s 25th annual dinner.

Giants ‘stuff’ Cougars

Vancouver blanks Cougars on Teddy Bear Toss night at Langley Events Centre

VIDEO: Langley Christmas Bureau braces for busy toy distribution days

Volunteers spent the weekend sorting gifts donated for kids from Langley’s underprivileged families.

SLIDESHOW: A ‘bear’y good time at Giants games

The fur was flying as the Vancouver Giants celebrated their annual Teddy Bear Toss at the Langley Events Centre

UPDATE: Grizzly bear trophy hunting over in B.C.

Now only Indigenous people can hunt bears for meat

Star Blue Jays announced for Vancouver ‘Winter Tour’ event in January

Toronto’s pro baseball team heads west for two-day event

UPDATE: ‘Multiple fatalities’ as Amtrak derails over the I-5 in Washington State

13 cars jumped the tracks as train made its first voyage between Seattle and Portland

Mental effects of wildfire still linger in Fort McMurray

‘Resilient, but tired:’ Mental effects of wildfire lingering in Fort McMurray

Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

5 to start your day

Owl found dead in South Surrey draws concern, Vancouver promoter bans Nazi symbols at shows and more

Calgary Flames thump Vancouver Canucks 6-1

Mark Giordano, Sam Bennett lead the way as Flames thump Canucks 6-1

Most Read