Local family upset by neighbour's actions
We live in the Allendale area, and recently we suffered the loss of a family member when our beloved cat went missing.
After posting numerous ads on websites such as Kijiji and PetLynx, my two young daughters were inspired to make up posters to put up around our neighborhood.
After spending the time to create these posters and put them up on mailboxes around us, we found someone going around and taking them down the following morning.
When I approached him to see if he was taking them down because he had found her, I was informed in a very snide manner that it was illegal to put notices on mailboxes, that it was a $500 fine and that the mail carrier would just take them down on Monday when she does her deliveries.
He also said he will be calling Canada Post to report me.
After checking the post boxes I had put the posters on, I found not all have a notice stating that this is an “unlawful act.”
Whatever happened to human compassion?
Obviously we are desperately looking for a family member. Would it have impeded mail retrieval in any way for the posters to be up at least for a few days?
If anything, the few extra days of having the word out (before they were removed in due process) may have helped us in finding our cat.
The man didn’t even return the posters to me to reissue in a “more appropriate location,” thus costing us valuable time.
Sure enough, I received a call the following business day to inform me of this fine I would be receiving.
We live on a street where we generally take care of and look out for each other.
I am very disappointed that this would come from one of our neighbours.
I sincerely hope this “gentleman” never has to suffer the loss of something precious to him: Karma can be cruel.