Article about poundmaster Thomas Walter Jondahl 1964

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P 0 SAN'iA URIAH DAILY JOURNAL. UKIAH, CALIFORNIA Dog Owner Reminded Pet Can Be Nuisance As poundmaster, Tom Jon- dahi Sr. is endeavoring to follow the same firm but considerate and helpful policy of the late Wilbur Klrby, whom he succeeded. But he points out that his job would be less difficult if dog owners would realize that they are violating an ordinance whenever they 01 — Permit their dogs to run loose in the city's parks or to use the parks or trees as "comfort stations;" (2) — Allow their dogs away from the premi-ses where they are kept, except while in the custody and conti-ol of some responsible person. Johdahl, and Recreation Director Dave Strong, point piir- licularly to the problems of dogs which are allowed to itin free in the Municipal Park, or other park areas such as McGarvey, Giorno, Anton Stadium and the golf courec. Dogs which run loose in the city parks — or anywhere else- pose a danger to small children and are a nuisance. They cause damage and messes in the parks or in neighbor's yards, when allowed to roam at will, or even just get a bit of exercise at night before they ai-o returned to their homes, Jondahl says. Dogs In the parks pose a particularly annoying problem, Jondahl points out, for no one likes to lie down in the park on (he grass and encounter a dog's "calling card." Even when walked on a leash by a responsible person the dogs should not be allowed to "go" OR park or private lawns or property. Yet, Jondahl will tell you, persons who own dogs and resent messes left on their own lawns, will thoughtlessly turn a dog out at night before going to bed. The dog, trained to avoid the owner's front lawn will go elsewhere. Jondahl likes animals, and tries to return neighborhood dogs to their owners, with a warning to watch them more closely. Jondahl, ®who came here in 1947, has a lumbering • background and first pulled a green chain shift when ho was 15. He asks only that dog owners keep their pets under control so that neighborhowl complainis and problems are kcpl to a minimum. Even small dogs will terrify I 'liildren and some relum­ ing from school will go l)l (H ;ks out of their way lo nvokl meeting u dog. Jonduhl points lo the wording of the city dog ordinance which calls for contml of iho animal by some i-esponsible person whenever the dog is on the street. This doesn't moan allow- IfiK ;i small child to walk a big Biniily dog, for the child cannot |e held responsible Tor (*nlrol. mg a dog of any si/o. Dogs must 1 )0 on a lensh and in the contml of a msijonsible adult or nidci- boy or girl, , If .londiihl picks up a nomh- linilKKid (!()(,' he knows belongs ni :i (crliiln rcsideni'C, ho will eiidciivor lo return Iho dog lo that liousc without taking it to tJic pound. However, unliconsod do!;s which cannot be i-oturnod to ,1 known liome at the moment or any dog, licensed or not, that is found roaming loose, ni.i>' go lo Iho pound, .londahl will post notices of dogs imimunded at the Uklah police station, city hall and the IJound. Dogs which are not picked up in a reasonable time are found homes. If possible, or are .sold to animal collectors who lake the dogs to hospitals or univcrsitips whore they furlhor medical and .scientific re.senrcli. Jondahl points out lhat al Iho hospitals and universllios t h o dogs often receive bettor treat- men than they received nt homo. Many a stray dog has wound U)) with a university or government medal or cllalion for contributing lo the perfec­ tion of a vaccine or other scientific achievement. I>)gs remain in the pound fi-oni two or lhi*co days lo a week or so at times. Persons looking for lost pets should Iry the pound off Low Gap Road. Those who want pets may also secure unclaimed animals. Destroying a dog by liullct is a last resort with Jondahl. Rostorallon to his homo oi- assignment lo a new homo, come fii'st. Those who wiinl ihe service of the poundmaster should call the Ukiah Police DejKiftiiient, 'Kia-finiiri, at any time, day oi' night. Al the time Congress moved to Washington, l^i. C, niemUer- shlp of the Mouse wjis KHi and that of the Senate w.-is :V2. WEISFIELD'S Alweyi Has the Finest Gift Selection* «R fWi IficW eccaiiM, MigM MetNr oltli MiMtMRf •!•*. itmetliiiig fe«ll*r «thiR -«r«iRery, from Walilitir* W* Havi • ttir.plitt tiltetitR Rt fine ^vRlity |r *R« Rant flfti. *ll priiitf. But Ry tRr the Ritit msnerRlle gift is • ItRRtlfRl WtislitM 'l liimtRl. .. Miy iwm . .. i«k« at to I yiiri «• f ly tMS leiMlIt 4 M' Rinr Rp IwRMei t 'Strand uniform necklace .....9>M Jslrand matinee necMace ...SO>M 3 'Strand uniform OM. Mil WMTlNtNOUfI •LietlllC NAIR • •Itfei HH«kl«. ftrttmrn Rsir ft 4 HM Mitt, « iH*** •••tef!. la • MMH »»V eniy a .0«

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  1. Ukiah Daily Journal,
  2. 07 May 1964, Thu,
  3. Page 7

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