As spring weather finally settles into the Laramie area, many dogs are enjoying the warmer temperatures alongside their owners. This spring seems to offer the first big test of the overhaul of the Animal Ordinance Code from last fall because in those changes was the addition of a city wide leash law.
When the Laramie City Council began working on amending the ordinances governing animals, they realized very quickly that if there was going to be a leash law in the city, then dog friendly areas would need to be added. Based on recommendations from an AD HOC Committee, the Parks, Tree, and Recreation Advisory Board became responsible for advising the Council of where these areas and times allowed for dogs to be off leash should be. They have recommended four parks to have dog-friendly areas, and those recommendations are now open for public comment.
The Laramie City Council will vote on at least 17 amendments to the proposed re-do of the city's animal laws late Tuesday night.Some of the laws are long overdue and some actually make sense, and some are painfully funny!
There are many places to walk you dog in Laramie. Most city parks have poop bags for your pup's dirty deeds. They also require dogs to be on a leash, except at the fenced park at the Greenbelt. As for my dog, he likes to meet other dogs and do the dog thing; you know say hello in dog speak.
As a proud owner of 2 dogs, a 11 year old pug named Marley, and a 11 month old lab named Schooner, I am always getting them out to do there business and keep them active. The new lab needs a lot of exercise and loves to fetch constantly! I do enjoy all of our city parks and think Laramie is very fortunate to have the parks we do have. The Parks and Recreation Department is entering a contest to wi