Glendora rules in dogs’ favor

first_imgCouncilman Mark Kelly, who voted against bringing dogs into parks, said the city should build a dog park instead. The city’s community services director is requesting money to build two of them, he added. “The compromise is to have a dog park where dogs can roam, and still have parks where people can go and not worry about dogs,” he said. “People are worried about the liability issue of dogs biting people and children, and they are concerned about the sanitation issue.” A staff report looked at how other cities handle the pet issue, and of a dozen cities, only three banned man’s best friend from parks – Covina, La Verne and Arcadia, the last of which welcomed canines to a dog park. Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas and Upland also offered dog parks, and Azusa, Duarte, Monrovia, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and West Covina all allow dogs in parks. “In today’s society, dogs have become not just extensions of, but true members of the family,” the staff report said. The Glendora ordinance was based largely on what other cities allow. The council will review the issue in a year, and could repeal the ordinance if there are too many complaints, Herman said. The staff report also turned up a few interesting laws in other cities. Covina, the report noted, prohibits pygmy pigs in parks, but Monrovia and West Covina allow pot-bellied pigs in as long as they are on a leash. In Rancho Cucamonga parks, cats are allowed, but only if owners can get a leash on them. Leashed cats are also allowed in San Dimas parks – except golf courses. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDORA – Pups who have long been relegated to city sidewalks could be allowed into city parks as soon as June 21, under an ordinance approved Tuesday night by the Glendora City Council. Dogs would be allowed in any park except Manooshian, Sanburg and Louie Pompei parks. Dog owners would have a handful of other requirements to meet – dogs must remain on a leash, supervised by someone more than 18, and owners must clean up after their dogs, who must be more than 4 months old and in good health, among other things. The City Council voted 4-1 to let the city’s 6,000 licensed pooches on the grass. The ordinance must pass a second vote on May 22 before it would take effect after a 30-day waiting period. Mayor Ken Herman said as long as people keep control over and clean up after their dogs, he supported it. “If dogs \ are going to be responsible, not abusive, no aggressiveness or disturbing the peace in terms of barking, I think it’s great idea,” Herman said. last_img read more