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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
WDT: Chamber Does Not Seek Exemption for Dogs at Its Market
The organizers of the Farmer's Market are not seeking dogs be allowed at an adoption booth for the County Dog Shelter. The local Chamber of Commerce runs the event and had supported a ban on dogs at high density public events. While the city manager could have and likely would have granted an exemption for the Shelter, that was not sought.
The Chamber had been concerned over dog attacks even before last summers mauling of a little boy at the Market.
Allowing an exemption may have sent a conflicting message on enforcement, and there may have been insurance concerns as well.
Whatever the reason, the organizers didn't seek permission and that is to be respected. Watertown Daily Times | Farmers market bans adopted dogs at shelter booth