May 5, 2009 – Hour 2

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


To view and sign the leash law petition mentioned in the program, please click here.


Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

The Marc Steiner Show currently airs on The Real News Network. The show covers the topics that matter, engaging real voices, from Charm City to Cairo and beyond. Email us to share your comments with us.