Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Central Park Dog Party; Unleashed Pit Bulls

On a walk this morning in Central Park, we saw at least half a dozen unleashed dogs in the Ramble, including this one next to the Maintenance Meadow, and countless dogs still unleashed in the area around Turtle Pond as late as 9:20. Also, the meadow next to Turtle Pond is fenced in, with a sign saying that it's off-limits to everyone until 9 A.M.:

Obviously, this is one area where unleashed dogs are not permitted--for good reason; unleashed dogs destroy the landscaping and harass the many birds. At 9, a CPC worker opens up the fence. So this is what we saw around 9:15, inside the fence:

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According to a report in yesterday's New York Post:
Cops from the 69th Precinct opened fire on a loose pit bull as it threatened to attack an area resident Thursday.

Officials said that the police were dispatched to the corner of East 100th Street and Avenue J at 12:45 p.m. on October 8 on a call of a vicious dog.

When they arrived at the scene, they saw the pit bull free on the street, chasing and attempting to attack a pedestrian.

The officers opened fire on the dog, hitting the animal in the leg, officials said.

They then managed to subdue the dog until responders from the city’s Animal Care and Control could take it to their veterinarian for evaluation.

No human injuries were reported.
And here's a report on a pit bull attack in Stamford; unfortunately, no armed cops were on the scene.

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