Rye police issued a warning today against letting dogs go unleashed at Rye Town Park, following a dog-bite incident last weekend.
Two boys were bitten on the legs by Jack Russell terriers and had bleeding, Police Commissioner William Connors said. The owners provided medical records for the dogs, eliminating the need for rabies shots.
The city code requires dogs to be restrained on a leash up to 8 feet long. Rye Town Park, on Long Island Sound, is favored by a group of dog owners who have pressed for an official exemption from the leash requirement in the early mornings. But there is no “dog park” at the site, police are warning.
The notice was requested by officials from the town and the inter-municipal panel that runs the park, Connors said. Police hope to have voluntary compliance as people gather at the park during the warm-weather season. Park staff will give warnings to violators, and police said they will issue summons if necessary. Violations carry a $25 to $50 penalty.