Greenland Health Services,
56 Green St., 5th Avenue,
Downside, NY 7898.
Operations Manager Klein Restaurants,
351 College Avenue,
Greenland, NY, 7898.
RE: ENFORCEMENT OF A NO-PET POLICY AT KLEIN RESTAURANTS
I profoundly understand the value that people attach to pets. Pets offer about 65% of the American population with companionship, love and happiness. I also acknowledge the importance of service pets in assisting people with disabilities to live an enjoyable life. There has been increased adoption of pet-friendly policies in many hotels and restaurants in Greenland.
Pets help comfort and accompany their owners; however, they present a huge discomfort for non-pet lovers and pose a great health risk to those dining at a restaurant. According to a review by the city’s environmental health services, there have been increased incidents of the pets sitting on the laps of their owner; this aggravates the situation further as the pets get to use the utensils that will be used by other clients. It is also disturbing that there have been increasing incidences of people coming to the restaurants with more than one pet thereby increasing the risk. Pets of which are sometimes unleashed.
Therefore, I would like to request you to enforce a no-pet policy that prohibits customers from bring their pets into the restaurant’s eating areas inside or outside. This, of course is with the exception to pets accompanying people with disabilities and police dogs. I hope you will find it possible to convince your customers on the unfitness of bringing pets to the restaurant in terms of the potential health risks and in terms of the discomfort caused to other diners.
I look forward to dining in a Klein has enforced a no-pet policy.