Baseball camp wants dogs off field

A baseball camp in the Bronx says the old adage "dog days of summer" has taken on a new significance.Members of the camp in Setton

THE BRONX - A baseball camp in the Bronx says the old adage "dog days of summer" has taken on a new significance.

Members of the camp in Setton Fields say dog owners have allowed their canines to run rampant on the field and interfere with games. One coach says the kids have had to worry about more than stepping on just bases.

"A kid two weeks ago lied down to do stretches, and he lied down on a pile of dog poop," says Mark Sherman, a coach at the camp.

One of the baseball players was concerned about the dogs' safety. "If they run onto the field, they could get hurt badly," says Daniel Broadie.

Park rules stipulate that dogs can run inside of a dedicated area without a leash, but must be restrained once they venture beyond there. And owners are expected to clean up after them at all times.

The Department of Parks & Recreation says it plans to increase patrols around the field.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 The Bronx asked residents what they 1 Word on the Street: Oscars mix-up
New affordable housing is making its way to 2 Affordable housing comes to Crotona Park East
Police say Timothy Hairston, 27, was shot to 3 Police: Man shot, killed on E. 165th Street
4 Farmingdale State men's basketball headed to NCAA tourney
A Bronx woman who was severely injured after 5 Bronx woman files $150M suit against city

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE