As federal and local officials move toward greater restrictions on off- leash dog areas in the Bay Area, the state announced plans yesterday for a test project to let Rover roam free in two California parks, including one in San Francisco. SF Chronicle, 10 January 2002
"WAGGING TAILS HAVE HEALING POWER: therapy dogs help those who lost loved ones in Sept. 11 attacks"
"Leash law provokes new howls -- Police crackdown at Fort Funston" SF Chronicle, 28 November 2001
"Air safety deadline likely to slip by -- too few dogs to sniff bombs" SF Chronicle, 28 November 2001
According to REBECCA RANEY of the NEW YORK TIMES: "E-Mail Gets the Cold Shoulder in Congress" (December 13, 2001)
GGNRA & off-leash policy -- link to very informative Fort Funston Forum/GGNRA WatchDog site. Read Supervisor Mark Leno's Resolution requesting the National Park Service to delay enforcing, in the San Francisco parks situated in the GGNRA, 36 C.F.R. 2.15, requiring pets to be on leash in national parks, until the ANPR process has been completed.
Green Friends are environmentalists supporting solutions that include families and their pets.
San Francisco Dog Owners Group -- view SFDOG's humane and equitable alternative to SFRPD's Dog Policy
The San Francisco SPCA website says, "In an urban environment, most dog behavior problems can be traced to lack of exercise. Off-leash recreation is absolutely vital to quality of life for dogs."
San Francisco Animal Care and Control
Delta Society,the Human-Animal Health Connection. Health Benefits of Animals Research, articles, and other resources on the benefits of relationships with companion animals; pet loss and bereavement.. Therapy Animals Visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools with your pet through our Pet Partners® Program; incorporate animals into treatment. Service Dogs Articles and other resources on service dogs that assist people with disabilities.
A PROGRESSIVE STUDY FROM THE LAND DOWN UNDER: Public Open Space and Dogs -- "Part of the problem is that the whole area of urban animal management is so new. The time has come to re-assess established practices. This Study aims to fill that gap."
"FERAL CATS ON THE FIRING LINE: For all the talk of cat predation, science exonerates our feral friends" Read SPCA's perspective.