Last month, animal control officers in Baltimore City began issuing $1000 citations to dog owners who had their dogs outside without a leash. A City Council Bill aims to reduce the fine, but dog owners point to a lack of dog parks as a serious problem. We talk about the concerns of Baltimore City dog owners.
This segments panel included:
- Councilman William Cole, representative of Baltimore’s 11th District, who is co-sponsoring the legislation that would reduce the fine for having dogs off leash and create off-leash hours in Baltimore Parks.
- Mary Porter, representing Baltimore’s Department of Recreation and Parks
- Judith Kunst, dog owner and organizer
- Robert Joyce, an attorney who has offered to be the pro bono representation of any dog owner who receives a $1000 fine