June 10th, 2005

Victory is for the dogs (no, really!)

Massachusetts' attack on rescue groups (see previous entry) continues unabated -- but on another front, the dogs have carried the day: the efforts of som|dog have succeeded in making off-leash dog recreation once-again legal in Somerville. Previously, dogs were legally required to be leashed at all times unless they were "on the premises of the owner or custodian" or in a vehicle or boat. Last night, city ordinance 13-4 was amended to unleash the dogs.

This is the necessary first step towards our effort to create off-leash dog parks in Somerville. Within two weeks, we hope to have accomplished the second step, which is the estabishment of a municipal revolving fund for these parks... and then we can start raising money for them in earnest. Step by step...

But today: victory!