New Jersey Town To Allow Dogs Off Leashes To Battle Geese Poop In Local Park

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Toms River is hoping “Fido” is the solution to a major problem the town has with Canadian geese invading a local park.

The mayor says there are usually dozens of feathered fiends in Huddy Park on most days.

“This is a lovely place and it’s got great historical significance,” Mayor Thomas Kelaher said.

“Just spent over $3 million fixing it up and we’re overrun with geese.”

Geese invading Huddy Park in New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

The town is hoping by letting certain dogs run free in the park it will chase the birds away. They’re hoping even the pups’ scent will make geese feel unsafe about coming back.

The pilot program will start with 30 residents who can sign up to have their dogs off leash.

Dogs are allowed in the park now, but must be on their leash. Parks director Craig Ambrosio said…

Original published: 2019-06-19 20:16:58 Read the full New York City News here

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