The donation of a dog water fountain is part of an ongoing effort by LI-DOG to enhance the enjoyment of dog-friendly parks on Long Island by people and their dogs. LI-DOG also noted the donation is being made in acknowledgement of the Town Board’s unanimous decision in Nov. 2020 to make Huntington’s main community park dog-friendly. The dog water fountain features a slow-draining bowl so dogs have time to drink as well as a faucet so people can fill their dogs’ own bowls with water. For more information, go to LI-DOG Set to Donate Dog Water Fountain to Heckscher Park!
In a continuing pattern of harassment, dog owners found a bark silencer nailed into trees facing the George Street Dog Park in Babylon Village on March 14th. The silencer emits a high-pitched, ultrasonic sound designed to stop dogs from barking. The installation of the device continues a pattern of harassment of dog owners, and now dogs, at the park, including threats and obscenities yelled at park goers. For details on this latest incident and what dog owners are doing to save the George Street Dog Park, go to Bark Silencer Found Facing into Dog Park in Babylon Village.
Babylon dog owners are urged to help save the beloved George Street Dog Park. The Village Board voted to close the dog park this spring after receiving complaints about noise, but without any formal consultation with the park’s users. Dog owners are urging people to sign their petition, attend upcoming Village Board Meetings, and call or email the Mayor and Village Board urging them to come to a solution that works for everybody. For links and additional information, go to Sign the Petition to Save the George Street Dog Park!
The results of recent elections provide the new legislator for Suffolk County’s 18th District with the opportunity to appoint her own representative to the Board, LI-DOG President Ginny Munger Kahn said in stepping down from the Board. Moreover, it is clear that people who live around the park are looking for Board members who are closely tied to the neighborhood. In stepping down, Ginny said she was confident dog owners at Coindre Hall will find another good representative for the Board. For more information, go to LI-DOG Prez Steps Down from Coindre Hall Advisory Board.
The Coindre Hall Advisory Board is charged with providing recommendations to the Suffolk County Legislature for revitalizing Suffolk County’s unique and beautiful Coindre Hall park. The park, a former Gold Coast estate located in Huntington, has long attracted dog owners, but it has fallen into disrepair over the last 10 years. The County has allocated $1.5 million to refurbish the park, but it will need additional financial resources and creative ideas. For more information about the Board’s work, its members and meetings, go to LI-DOG Named to Coindre Hall Advisory Board.
On Sun., April 4th, LI-DOG topped a major milestone–5,000 signatures on our petition to lift the dog ban on New York State’s Long Island beaches! Five thousand signatures is A LOT of people! This strong show of support will now allow LI-DOG to move our campaign to the next level–engaging New York State officials in our effort to lift the ban and designate beaches appropriate for people with dogs! For more information, go to 5,000 Signatures on Our Petition.
Since submitting a press release on March 8th, our petition has gotten coverage on 880News Radio, CBS News, News12 and Newsday and the number of people who have signed our petition to lift the dog ban on New York State’s Long Island beaches has jumped to over 4,800. Check out our latest Petition Update: Over 4,300 Signatures!
Just a few weeks after launch, LI-DOG’s petition to lift the ban on dogs on New York State’s Long Island beaches has already generated more than 2,500 signatures. The petition got more than 1,000 signatures over its first weekend and then doubled that to over 2,000 signatures within 10 days of its Jan. 29th launch! The petition is the result of years of complaints from Long Island dog owners about a lack of access to Long Island’s primary recreational resource. To see the press release announcing the petition’s momentum, go to Over 2,500 People Sign LI-DOG Petition!
Newsday’s profile on LI-DOG’s President, written by Arlene Gross and published Jan. 28th, puts the spotlight on LI-DOG’s success in working with elected officials to create dog parks in West Hills, Blydenburgh, Eisenhower and Oyster Bay parks as well as on-leash dog walking in Huntington’s Heckscher Park and select Nassau County parks. The extensive profile also includes comments from New York State Assemblyman Steve Stern and Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino describing their work to create dog parks and dog-friendly trails in parks. For a link to the full Newsday story, go to Dogs Best Friend: Dix Hills Resident Works for Access at Long Island Parks.
A resolution to finally add Heckscher Park to Huntington’s townwide dog-friendly parks policy is up for a vote by the Huntington Town Board on Thurs., Nov. 19th. The resolution sponsored by Councilwoman Joan Cergol comes on the heels of an almost year-long pilot program that was successful and gained broad support in the community. To get all the details on this momentous vote, go to Vote to Allow Leashed Dogs in Heckscher Park!