Dogs in restaurants

Algarve Resident, October 19 edition

Dear Editor,

I cannot believe that, in a civilised country, dogs are allowed in restaurants. I have a serious dog allergy and outside in fresh air this is not a problem but once in an enclosed area my eyes and nose start to run, I sneeze and exhibit symptoms of my allergy.

Obviously, my rights are less than those of people who cannot bear to be without their beloved pets and who have no concern at all about the effects of their canine friends on human beings.

David Pimblett
Santa Bárbara de Nexe