In Greenwich, dogs are banned temporarily because of Distemper. The outbreak is said to be responsible for the death of many raccoons in the area. Distemper is not transmitted to humans but it can lead to deaths of dogs, raccoons, ferrets, skunks, and even wolves.
– In Greenwich, there is a distemper outbreak, which causes death among dogs, skunks, ferrets, raccoons, and wolves.
– Because of this, dogs are banned at the beach.
– One person with a service dog says the ban violates his rights because…
One of the dog owners, who is a strong advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in the area, believe that banning the dogs at the beach violates people’s rights. The law has been enforced since last month until further notice.
Alan Gunzburg, the chair of the First Selectman’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, thinks that the law discriminates against people like him. He and his dog have been regular visitors of the beach and he is legally blind so he cannot go to the beach alone. Gunzburg said in a statement, “People are allowed to go to the beach and by denying my dog they are denying me access to a place where everybody else can go.” His doggo is a trained service animal.
ADA Coordinator, Commissioner of Human Services Alan Barry, said that he agrees with Gunzburg that there is a need for access for people with service dogs but the distemper outbreak is a health safety issue at present. Barry added in a statement, “There are other parks and areas for walking with the service dog until this temporary ban is lifted.”
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