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Local dog laws not well-known


Last updated 9/11/2020 at 11:38am

News photo by Karin Hill

Liesel Driesen takes Sara, a German Shepherd, for a walk during a summer visit with cousins in Widefield recently.

Dog control seems to be turning into a big problem in the Fountain Valley. Social media sites like Nextdoor are currently filled with area residents reporting vicious dogs, dog poop on sidewalks or residents' lawns, barking dog complaints and misbehaved dogs at the dog park.

A particularly common theme is the number of loose dogs in the area. Several people report they have been attacked or felt like they were about to be attacked by dogs they encountered on the street. Many have experienced enough problems that they carry large sticks or other protective devices on walks. For example, Wid...

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