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WINNIPEG - The city has no plans to end the off-leash status of the Kilcona Dog Park, the area councillor said.
Jeff Browaty said this morning that rumours and reports that dogs will no longer be able to run free are wrong.
"That’s not going to happen," Browaty said.
A rally is planned for Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the park to protest what was called the end of the park’s off-leash status.
Browaty said there were several complaints this summer about dogs running lose into areas of the park that are not off-leash, adding that prompted the city’s Animal Services department to enforce the off-leash boundaries.
Browaty said part of the problem is caused by poor signage.
"You can’t fault the dog owners because the signs are brutal," Browaty said, adding the signage has been improved but he believes it’s still not adequate.
Browaty said he has a proposal to extend the off-leash area of the park.
The off-leash portion is restricted to an area north of a service road off McIvor Avenue.
Browaty said he wants to expand the off-leash area to include the parking lot and an area south of the service road.
"Basically, the only area that would not be off-leash is the toboggan hill," Browaty said.
Browaty said he will be at the Saturday rally .
Updated on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM CDT: Adds comment from city councillor saying pet status is safe