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Owners Ignore Tubbs Hill Leash Law

When the owners arrive, they usually have a dog leash in their hands. That's the part that bothers Catherine McLandress most. McLandress owns two spaniels which she walks around Tubbs Hill nearly every day, and in the last year she's noticed an alarming trend. She has encountered more and more unleashed dogs while on the downtown hiking hill's trails, she said, dogs which have attacked her spaniels way too often. Eight times in the last year by her count, three of those in the last two months. “It's really, really gotten to be a problem,” she said. And when the owners catch up to their unencumbered dogs, they're holding the very leashes that could have prevented the encounters. “I don't understand where they're coming from, but they don't seem to have any remorse for it,” she said/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Kathy Plonka SR file photo shows dog on leash being walked on Tubbs Hill)

Question: Should Coeur d'Alene police crack down on scofflaws who allow their dogs to run free on Tubbs Hill?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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