Watertown Man Again Hopes To Persuade City To Pursue Dog Park
A Watertown man is again asking for support at Monday night's city council meeting.
For five years, S.G. Gates has been working to show the city the need for a dog park, where owners can take their dogs to play without a leash.
Gates says this would be a great opportunity for dogs to get used to being around people, something he says is more important now than ever.
Earlier this year, Watertown passed a law banning dogs from certain public events after a toddler was attacked by a dog at the Farmers Market.
Gates says laws like that make the situation even worse.
"And there will be more dog problems in the future," he said.
"If you raise a kid in a cave, then put him out in the middle of a city, he's going to have problems because he doesn't know how to deal with people," he said.
"And dogs are the same way."
Gates says it's important to get as many people as possible to attend Monday's meeting to convince the city to take the project seriously.
Saturday, July 23, 2016, Watertown, NY
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