David Gizzarelli said that since he was arrested last week after his dog chased down and bit a police horse, he has been extra careful when taking his four-legged friend for walks.
“I’m scared to let him off the leash now,” the 44-year-old Gizzarelli said of Charlie, his 18-month-old American Staffordshire terrier. “It’s definitely been life-changing.” Read More
As the Golden Gate National Recreation Area considers stricter rules on off-leash dogs, an unrestrained pit bull attacked and killed a small dog at Fort Funston last month. The larger dog and its owner then fled the scene and are still at large. Read More
The public comment period for a contentious proposal to force dogs onto leashes in several popular dog-walking spots such as Fort Funston was extended until May 29.Originally the comment period for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s draft Dog Leash Environmental Impact Statement that maps leash laws at 21 of its open spaces in the Bay Area was scheduled to close April 14. Read More
After decades of running wild, the canine constituents of some of The City’s most popular dog-walking spots could be put on a leash by federal officials. For years, informed pet owners have anticipated a report that will be released on Thursday suggesting where in Crissy Field, Fort Funston, Baker Beach and 18 other federal parks in San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin counties that dogs should not roam freely. Read More