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Poll: Warning Tags for Unfriendly Dogs in New Canaan Parks?

Animal Reports from around New Canaan

Dogs in New Canaan who might not be so friendly may soon have to wear some kind of warning identifier to let others know about the animal's demeanor, but authorities are first looking for feedback from the public on the idea.

According to Animal Control Officer Mary Ann Kleinschmitt, the department has been toying with the idea of asking owners of dogs that are less-than-friendly to strangers to tie a yellow ribbon or some similar yellow identifier to the leash or animal as a universal warning.

Kleinschmitt is asking for feedback from the public on the idea. Residents can call her office line at 203.594.3510 to give their opinion.
Jennifer Holme January 20, 2014 at 03:05 PM
I agree. Who is to say or determine who is friendly? People should always ask before petting.
Melissa January 20, 2014 at 07:17 PM
A better choice would be to tag the problematic owners. And agree with Becky
Bar Dumbglen January 20, 2014 at 09:11 PM
Becky, I think the woman from wilton who was a victim of a pit bull attack last month would disagree with you. Pitt bulls are vermin
Becky Friedman January 20, 2014 at 09:43 PM
Bar, I believe blaming an entire breed of animal based on the terrible act that occurred with one dog is ignorant.
Bar Dumbglen January 20, 2014 at 11:33 PM
Right, then by your rationale blaming all pet owners for bad animal behavior is just pure stupidity

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