No more beach for Truffle

On principal, because this is just ridiculous. Starting September, dog owners will need to obtain a permit to take their dog to the dog beach. The permits themselves cost $35, but the *actual* cost of the permits is much higher. Permit applications must be signed by a veterinarian, so you can go ahead and tack on at least another $75 for a vet examination. From what it looks like, you do need a special vet visit to get the signature, so your dog will need to be re-examined before getting the permit. A whole load of crap.

So, my water-loving labrador will just have to get used to the run at Hamlin Park. It’s probably for the best; that beach water was making her ears a bitch to clean.

5 Comments so far

  1. nikkos (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 4:10 pm

    Don’t ya love it how the media only reports these things AFTER the fact? Wouldn’t it be more helpful to alert residents BEFORE the decision is made?

    Anyways, since it doesn’t go into effect til Sept. 15th, you and Truffle can still frolic to your heart’s content.

  2. tankboy (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 4:31 pm

    Oh, like they’re not going to make it mandatory for us to get permits to take our dogs to the park next?

    Tell Truffle to enjoy the outdoors while he still can…

  3. Bill V (unregistered) on July 29th, 2005 @ 8:53 am

    I love Chicago, but somehow the city comes up with ways that almost make you want to move.

  4. ZB (unregistered) on July 29th, 2005 @ 2:19 pm

    That last line was a delicious pun that made me giggle.

  5. ColdChilli (unregistered) on July 29th, 2005 @ 2:26 pm

    So much for the friendlies dog city in America.

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