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Dog owners start petition to increase beach safety for pets

by Elizabeth Wang
Apr 10, 2014


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Joanne Brunner likes to take her 2-year-old golden retriever to Montrose Dog Beach to let her run around in the large open area.

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With warmer weather comes more visitors and traffic. Especially at the city's dog beaches, where Fido can run free. At Montrose Dog Beach the bustle has some dog owners worried about the current lack of protective barriers and maintenance. They have started a petition to ask the Chicago Park District to make the area safer for pets and people.