Signs advising dog owners that their pets offend Muslims may bear the Pitt Meadows logo, but they do NOT originate from city hall.
In September of 2017, notices were placed in City parks that read:
“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.”
A photo of one of these notices quickly made its way online amongst social media users. As with most social media, once an article or image is uploaded, it's near impossible to remove. Due to this, it's expected that these posts will resurface periodically.
The signs bear the city logo, but do not originate from City Hall, and the posters were promptly removed by the City. It was noted that the individual(s) who had created the poster were not authorized to use the City logo, and it is not the City’s messaging.
Pitt Meadows is a welcoming multi-cultural community and this post does not represent the City or it's community members. The City of Pitt Meadows does have a bylaw that asks dog owners to keep their pets on a leash, except in designated off-leash areas.
While the social media posts have been removed from the City of Pitt Meadows Facebook page, at times the posts will continue to recirculate. Please share that these posts are not endorsed or supported by the City.