Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blogger Roosevelt Island Dogs Tells Us What The Deal Is With Roosevelt Island Dogs

Doggie Play Group Image From Roosevelt Island Dogs

Blogger Roosevelt Island Dogs is back and informs us that there is a small dog play group scheduled for Wednesday May 13 at the Octagon Dog Run. RI Dogs also reports favorably on the work done by RIOC's Director Of Parks and Recreation Michael Smith. Mr. Smith:
... has been a most generous and valuable friend to the dog owning community of Roosevelt Island. In less than a year, Michael has:
-installed a seating bench at the dog run
-installed a double gated entry at the dog run
-extended the dog run to make it longer
-installed (at the dog run) a special poop bag dispenser and trash can with a lid...
If you are a Roosevelt Island dog owner you should check out your own specialized blog. It is a valuable resource.

Also, remember though that there was a time Roosevelt Island Was A Place Without Dogs.

Below is RIOC's Dog Control Policy:
New York State and New York City animal control laws are intended to safeguard the health and safety of the public.

A dog control policy for Roosevelt Island intends to safeguard the health and safety of Island residents and visitors.

It is the intent of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) to have a policy that is consistent with the regulations of the City and State of New York. As such, it is the policy of RIOC that responsible dog owners on Roosevelt Island will:

� Have their dogs actively vaccinated against the disease of rabies and be able to provide proof of such vaccination;

� Obtain a license for their dog from the City of New York (New York City Dog License Law, Chapter 115 of the Laws of 1894 as amended);

� Attach a dog license tag to the dog�s collar when the animal is in a public place (New York City Health Code �161.04);

� Hold the dog on a leash no longer than six feet when the dog is in a public place (New York City Health Code �161.05);

� Remove their dog�s feces from any public areas (New York City Health Code �161.03 and New York Public Health Law �1310);

� Utilize only designated dog walk area(s) for off leash roaming of their dog.

Effective immediately, Public Safety Officers will enforce this policy and issue notices of violations to dog owners who are not in compliance.


Anonymous said...

Are dogs allowed on the Roosevelt Island Tram?


My understanding is that dogs are only allowed on the tram if they are in some sort of cage or bag.

An exception is if the dog is being used in a guide dog capacity or other health related matter for the owner.

Check with RIOC to make sure.

Sophia Chang said...

Roosevelt Island Dogs blogmistress is featured at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism blog:

I did an audio profile of RI's own!

Training Dog on Leash said...

Great blog . :)