To all concerned and hopefully with the oversight authority over Hesperia Lake Park. I feel it necessary to write this letter due to the fact that I have been attacked by unfettered dogs at least six times in the five years that I have been walking in the park.


The last dog attack I encountered was while I was walking adjacent to the camping area. There was a male camper sitting on the bench with his dog running loose, and when the dog saw he it instantly came after me and attempted to bite me.


I went to the park office to make a proper report.


I also mentioned the fact that dog owners bring their dogs up on the lake front to bother other fishermen. The park manager says the rules have been changed now. The dogs are allowed on the lake.


I had to remind him that's not what the park rules sign says. He says, "What sign?" and suggested read the park rules sign outside of his office, especially rules #7 and #8 and #10. The next day while walking in the park I checked the park rules sign outside of his office, and what do you know, the word "not" is rubbed out of the rule #8.


When this park was established who ever wrote the rules had everyone's protection and concerns in mind. What I wish to know is, does the manager have the authority to change the longstanding rules that protect all park users?


The rules are not being enforced for the protection of the park guests, and under the present conditions its only a matter of time and some child or adult will be bitten by one of these unfettered dogs.


Also, there is a great health hazard involved if bitten by a rabid dog. It's called hydrophobia and that possibility is always presented when dogs are allowed to run free and unfettered.


Now there are no park rules in effect as the manager has eliminated the park rules sign completely. Now all dogs run free all over the park. I pesonally know of several people that have stopped walking in Hesperia Lake Park on account of thee dog attacks.