I oppose the new state law that allows dogs to join owners in outdoor areas at restaurants [“Chow hounds,” News, July 8].

My late husband was so allergic to dogs, he had to carry an inhaler with him at all times. Lately, I see dogs in stores and public places.

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Dogs are animals. They are dirty and carry diseases and insects on them. There is no place for them in any public area.

Mary Rossi, Holbrook