Tensions run high at dog meeting at Eastchester Gardens

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Tensions ran high at a meeting organized between the Eastchester Gardens Tenants Association, NYCHA representatives and the NYPD to discuss the rules on having a dog.

This meeting came on the heels of a dog attack on a 57-year-old woman at a playground as she watched her grandchildren last week.

Tenants spoke about watching other tenants train their pit bulls right outside their building and expressed frustration with the lack of cleanliness shown by some tenants with their dogs.

A police officer told residents that if the police see pets without their leash, or if they see owners not cleaning up after their pets, the pet owners will be issued summonses.

The police officer also said that if things don’t change, the police are looking into banning all dogs from NYCHA housing to prevent another attack.

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