Title

"Cover Story" piece on the controversy over whether leashed dogs should be allow

Authors

Al Diamon

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

2-1-2001

Pages

8-12, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on the controversy over whether leashed dogs should be allowed to run loose in Portland's Western Cemetery, and a proposal by city officials to resolve the issue by designating a vacant lot on Valley Street as the city's official dog park. Two groups, the Friends of Western Cemetery and Portland Organizing Off-leash Canine Habitats (POOCH) oppose the Valley Street proposal and are fighting to keep Western Cemetery for off-leash pet exercise. According to the city clerk's officer, there were 2,080 licensed dogs in Portland last year, and the city's animal control officers estimate as many as 5,000 unlicensed canines in the city.

Subjects

Cemeteries -- Portland, Dogs, Western Cemetery -- Portland

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