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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:27 AM

Controversial dog park that divided this Maryland town will be dismantled

Source: Washington Post

Controversial dog park that divided this Maryland town will be dismantled

By JESSICA CONTRERA
WASHINGTON POST |
SEP 10, 2019 | 9:24 AM
| CHEVY CHASE

More than 100 people packed into a public hearing in Chevy Chase Village on Monday to debate what one board member called “the most contentious and emotionally charged issue” in the community’s history: the barking of dogs.

The village board voted 5 to 2 in favor of disestablishing the dog park that has divided this Maryland suburb for months. The gate of the fence enclosing the area will be removed, turning it into a park where dogs are welcome but must be leashed.

“The size and location of this off-leash area is not meeting standards,” board chairwoman Elissa Leonard said before a chorus of boos from dozens of dog lovers who wore matching white hats to show their support of the park.

“You should be ashamed of yourselves!” someone from the crowd yelled before leading a mass exodus from the meeting.

The decision put an end to months of howling from the humans in this wealthy enclave just outside Washington. What began as a plan to turn a patch of land frequented by local pups into a formal dog park became a breeding ground for animal animus.

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Read more: https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-cr-chevy-chase-dog-park-chubbs-20190910-yfqla2bmc5fzvazvvevbkjwxou-story.html

Alternate link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-controversial-dog-park-that-divided-chevy-chase-will-be-dismantled/2019/09/09/9e3385e6-d321-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html


Harry, foreground, his canine companions and their humans mingle in a small dog park that has divided Chevy Chase Village. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:02 AM

1. Chevy Chase - Home of the affluent, movers, shakers, spoiled, the elite

I lived in the D.C. for a few decades and can attest to the attitude and snobbishness of the Chevy Chase citizens. Hell, when they were building that Beltway, the planners had to take a detour to avoid the area and rerouted an entire 4 lane(at that time) highway thru a poorer neighborhood.

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:34 PM

2. Arf!

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