Coffee Bark Coming
Next Coffee Bark will be Saturday, March 7th, 7:30 to 9 am, beside the Picnic House in Prospect Park's Long Meadow.
the First Saturday of Every Month...
Rain, sleet, snow (sorry - snow
can get the best of us sometime) or shine, FIDO in
Prospect Park sets up a table full of goodies on the
first Saturday of every month. Look for coffee,
pastries, dog biscuits as well as relevant information
pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. And it's
See you then.
First Saturday Coffee Barks
When: Always the first Saturday of every month (usually always)
What is Coffee Bark: Tables full of free coffee, bagels and ... DOG Biscuits
Where: Just below the Picnic House in Prospect Park's Long Meadow.
How to Sponsor a Coffee
For updates, see FIDO In Prospect Park Facebook for last minute cancelations.
November 27, 2019
City Council Bill Would Ban Off-Leash
of early January, 2020, FIDO has received unofficial word that this
bill has been withdrawn by its sponsor. Thank you, everyone for the
letters of support for responsible off-leash that were were sent to our
City Council people. It made a difference.
Matt Greller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Matt was part of the core group who saw off-leash through the courts & hearings back in 2006-7
The below legislation was just introduced today by City Councilwoman
Koslowitz from Queens. It is an existential threat to the 9pm to
9am offleash dog hours that we all fought so hard to save. I
imagine that Councilman Bob Holden - yes that Bob Holden - will likely
co-sponsor as well. Note that the text of the bill, which is
pasted below, and includes this clause: "Notwithstanding any
inconsistent provision of law or rule". That's in there because
the NYC DOHMH and NYC DOPR regulations were once in conflict, and after
our (2007) lawsuit and efforts, new regulations were issued by both to
allow the 9pm to 9am offleash hours. This proposed legislation
would seek to supersede the regulations and prevent dogs from being
offleash anywhere outside of dog runs.
Even though I live in Jersey, I still do some work in NYC. What I
imagine would be the best path forward would be organized opposition
from the dog community groups, and seeking sponsors of a bill that
would codify the DOMH and DOPR regulations via legislation.
Defeating INT-1807, and implementing a new bill that would give the
9pm-9am regulations greater force of law would be the best possible
Read The Bill
Sponsor's Justification For This Bill
What You Can Do As A Dog Owner
FIDO will also be organizing a formal response
when we get more information about the hearing and whether this will
make it out of committee. You’re welcome to go to FIDO In Prospect Park
Facebook and view the comments and updates.
In the meantime…
Brad Lander, City Council for: Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia
Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park,
Mathieu Eugene, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington,
Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts GardensCiry Council for:
Laurie Cumbo's 35th city council district, which borders Prospect Park to the east and includes Prospect Heights - https://council.nyc.gov/district-35/
Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President
The 2006-2007 Court/Hearings Battle to make City Wide Off-leash Legal
This site is so old it only works only on laptops
Who’s FIDO in Prospect Park?
FIDO in Prospect Park is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for off-leash activity as well as responsible supervision of dogs
throughout our great City. To this end, FIDO sponsors lectures and
events as well as donating funds to the Prospect Park Alliance for new
trashcans and container, Doggie Beach, dog-friendly water fountains,
and even a bench and tree in memory of dogs. Above all, FIDO's aim is
to make sure that Prospect Park remains a safe, healthy place for dogs
as well as other park user groups. Keeping our pets Safe is everyone’s
Not to forget: Lose or find a dog? FIDO has the one email that will help within minutes: FIDOlostdog@gmail.com
Mailing in your annual membership? We
have a new mail box:
FIDO In Prospect Park
348 Coney Island Avenue, #10
Brooklyn, NY 11218
FIDO Receives the Lovgren Award &
"Volunteer Award" in recognition of their
Commitment to the Park slope Community
"Each year since 1979, the Park Slope
Civic Council has honored two people or
organizations for their outstanding
service to the community. The awards – one
for a local volunteer, the other for
professional service – are named for
George Lovgren, the Park Slope activist
who in the 1960s worked tirelessly to save
the Union Street firehouse (today, Squad
1) from closure. The awards epitomize the
Civic Council's philosophy – that it's the
people who care about their community that
have made Park Slope a great place to
We believe your work on behalf of dog
owners, Prospect Park visitors and the
community at large makes FIDO very well
deserving of this award, and we would be
honored to present this award in person
at our June Trustees' Meeting taking
place on Thursday, June 8th at the Old
Stone House in Washington Park at 7pm."
(L to R) FIDO Steering Committee
Members Betty Schwartz-Dowling,
Deborah Siner, Lynn Radov and Gary
Osgood, FIDO President.
It's Official -
Kensington Dog Run Under construction
It's happening, folks.
Contact Lynn Radov
Want to be part of
this? Contact Lynn Radov, L.C.S.W. at: email@example.com
Your Dog Have a City Dog
New York City Health
License on-line registry
- painless! Dog owners may
apply and make payment online
for a new dog license or renew
an existing one. BEST
OF ALL, IF LOST, YOUR DOG CAN BE
EASILY TRACED BACK TO YOU.
go to: https://a816-healthpsi.nyc.gov/DogLicense/doglicense/founddog?
fee to license your dog is
$8.50 if your dog is spayed or
neutered. The fee is $34 if
your dog is not spayed or
See your veterinarian for
rabies tags. Know
that a lost dog can be traced
back to the veterinarian who
issued the rabies tag.
back to Spring 2003!