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Off-Leash Enforcement Blitz underway in Toronto

City says by-law officers will be patrolling city parks to ensure dogs aren’t off leash outside designated areas.

The city of Toronto is launching a public awareness campaign and enforcement blitz aimed at owners who allow their dogs to be off leash outside of designated leash-free areas.

The city has 57 off-leash parks for dogs, and all dogs must be leashed if outside of these designated areas.

“In 2013, there were a total of 130 complaints regarding dogs running off-leash.  To date in 2014, there have been 440 complaints and 66 charges.  A fine of $360 can be issued for allowing a dog to run at large except in a posted designated leash-free area.” read the city’s news release. 

The city is also reminding dog owners that in order to use the off-leash parks dogs must be vaccinated and licensed. 

Dog licenses in the city of Toronto cost $25 a year. 

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  1. Betsy posted on 07/17/2014 05:59 PM
    Hope they come to Coronation Park by the waterfront. They could make a fortune!
  2. don was right posted on 07/18/2014 09:42 AM
    better yet, impound and kill the dogs. That will get the message out.
    1. Sean posted on 07/18/2014 09:47 AM
      @don was right This is for 'don was right"...How about i impound you buddy...what a moron for making a statement like that. Crawl back into the hole you came from.
    2. Fact Provider posted on 07/18/2014 10:10 AM
      @Sean Just ignore "don was right".
      Everyone else does because "don is wrong" always.
  3. LS posted on 07/18/2014 12:53 PM
    Seriously dude ,what a stupid thing to say. I don't trust people who hate dogs.
  4. Karl Burgin posted on 07/18/2014 01:39 PM
    Thank goodness the police will make it safe for Rob Ford to pee in the parks...I just hope he poops and scoops after himself.

    FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS
    1. john posted on 07/18/2014 02:21 PM
      @Karl Burgin nice try donny p none is falling for it mate .
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