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Courtesy of the CM Cabrera office
Dog owners in the West Bronx will soon have a safe place to take their furry friends with them.
On Thursday, Councilor Fernando Cabrera announced the start of construction of a new dog run in Devoe Park. Lawmakers raised $ 600,000 in capital at the request of residents a few years ago, and now the money is being put to good use.
New York City dog runs closed between April and July 2020 but reopened in the third stage of the city’s reopening as the number of COVID-19 cases declined over the past year. However, the usual restrictions still apply.
“New York State law requires dogs to be vaccinated against rabies, and the New York Health Code requires dog owners or companions to provide evidence of a dog’s license and vaccination with the dog in public,” said Cabrera.
Dog owners and companions must pick up their dogs’ litter and dispose of it in bags in bins provided in the park or at the dog walk. Owners and companions must prevent their dogs from chasing squirrels, birds, or leaving dogs unattended.
The dog run is expected to be completed in April 2022.
“Devoe Park’s new dog walk will have separate areas for large and small dogs, making it safer for people’s pets,” said Cabrera. “I look forward to completing this new asset in our community.”