Friday, October 13, 2006

New York Times article

Below is an opinion piece from the New York Times.

Unleashing Opinions on Dogs

Published: May 10, 1998

To the Editor:

Marek Fuchs (''Free-Range Dogs,'' Soapbox, April 26) was right on target about the need to crack down on those who do not leash their dogs on city streets and parks. But it is not only small children in baby carriages who are the targets of some of these animals.

Walkers, runners, bikers and other dogs are sometimes attacked by unleashed dogs. Despite signs put up by Parks and Recreation reminding people that dogs should be leashed, too many are let off the leash as soon as owner and dog enter a park.
The fault is, of course, the owner's. And the only way this kind of thing will stop is with proper enforcement of the City Health Code ordinance Ms. Fuchs cited. This is another quality-of-life issue that deserves the attention of the City government.

Richmond Hill, Queens