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August 13, 2020

Letters to the editor: Dog grooming double standard?

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Our mission to bind the nation together is achieved through the tireless efforts and sacrifices of our dedicated employees. The outpouring of support you have shown has had a great impact on everyone at the Postal Service. Knowing how much you care means everything to us. On behalf of all employees at the Morgan Hill Post Office, Thank you.

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Dog grooming double standard?

We have been patronizing LePooch Groomers for the past 10 years. Unfortunately, the shop was forced to close due to the COVID-19 situation. As our dogs require regular grooming and we are unable to do the grooming ourselves, we started to look for other options and were told that the local mobile groomer could service us. 

This does not make sense. LePooch was exceeding any required guidelines for social distancing. Their staff was reduced to maintain clear space and the manager would take control of your pet at your vehicle and return the animal when the grooming was completed. Gloves, face masks and all other safeguards were in place. 

So my question is, Why does the City of Morgan Hill apply a double standard? Surely a mobile van that is not decontaminated after every grooming can’t possibly be superior to the sanitary safeguards that LePooch instituted. 

A small business that has contributed to the community as much as LePooch Grooming deserves better treatment.

Al Morgan 

Morgan Hill

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