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Pet owners reminded of regulations

Out of sight, out of mind is not the case, especially when it comes to animals off leashes within town limits. Wayne Downton, animal control officer with the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, said he was contacted by Barry Manuel, executive director of the Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association concerning animals being off leashes on the Corduroy Brook Trails.

Barry Manuel (left), executive director of the Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association, and Wayne Downton, animal control officer with the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, are trying to come up with a plan to accommodate all Corduroy Brook Trail users, while keeping in mind the rules and regulations of the town specify animals must be on a leash while in town limits. Krysta Colbourne photo

Out of sight, out of mind is not the case, especially when it comes to animals off leashes within town limits.

Wayne Downton, animal control officer with the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, said he was contacted by Barry Manuel, executive director of the Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association concerning animals being off leashes on the Corduroy Brook Trails.

“When Barry called me he was aware of the situation and was wondering if there was something further that could be done, or looking for input from my perspective as animal control for the town, to see if we could come up with some type of ideas to promote the regulations on the trail,” Mr. Downton said.

Regulations apply within town limits, Mr. Downton added, whether people are walking animals on the main streets or the trails of the town.

“The animals must be tethered, penning up or on a leash at all times and anybody that is walking a dog on a leash must be capable of handling that particular animal,” Mr. Downton said. “The biggest concern is the public that are using the trail. They go in there for their enjoyment, relaxation and just to get away. There are a lot of people that are afraid of dogs, regardless of their size or breed, and the fact that it’s against regulations to have your animal off a leash, they should have to put up with that.”

Organizations: Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association

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  • Lori
    June 16, 2011 - 10:11

    I agree - we need a dog park in this town. I have heard from many people that they would use such a facility, and it really does not take alot of money to provide a fenced-in area with some garbage cans and a few park benches.

  • Debbie
    June 07, 2011 - 07:28

    How about a dog park - that would serve the people of the town much more than bricks, bushes and a too skinny road in downtown GFW !