Monday, November 10, 2014

Central Park: Off-Leash Dog Killed By Parks Truck


By Geoffrey Croft

An unleashed dog was struck and killed by a Parks Department truck in Central Park NYC Park Advocates has leaned. 

The canine was struck by a vehicle driven by Parks Department supervisor traveling southbound near 100th st. & west drive last Wednesday morning before 8:00am. according to several city sources.

The dog died as a result of the injuries.

“I was running by and as i got there you could hear the owner sobbing from a far," a woman told the West Side Rag website. 

"seemed like the dog was off the leash and was hit by a garbage truck. The truck stayed on the scene  – there were tons of police and fire trucks. Very devastating. 

Keep dogs on the leash even when you are allowed to take them off the leash.”

The Parks Department's press office refused to respond despite repeated attempts seeking comment. 

Several people have been seriously injured by off- leash dogs in Central Park alone.

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