Councilwoman Roxanne Burns told me over the weekend she is so concerned over the dog attack of a two year old at the Farmer's Market, she is wondering if animals are appropriate at events with public assembly. Ms. Burns says the child and the dog are not at fault, but bad judgment may be as bringing animals and children together in a hectic and crowded setting creats a danger that is not necessary.
I agree those holding events may want to consider not allowing animals. I doubt you could bring a dog to the midway at the Fair or a concert at the Arena, so why bring one to markets, sporting events or concerts like the annual one in Thompson Park.
It's a good point. Of course the devil is always in the details, but at the very least, pets should probably be left home when headed to a site with many humans.