Obey dog leashing rules

To the editor,

As a volunteer Piping Plover monitor, I would like to remind Saco residents and visitors that all dogs must be leashed and under the control of owners at all times on Saco beaches from April 1 to Sept. 30, with the leash being no longer that 12 feet.

Plovers have already been spotted locally and traditionally nest between Kinney Shores, Bayview and Camp Ellis beginning in April.

It is also important to note that dogs are not allowed on sports or playing fields and must be leashed at all times in all public parks and spaces.

Space for dogs to run freely is available at the Saco Dog Park on School Street, with both large and small areas set aside to accommodate different breeds.

Please also respect the rules of Laurel Hill Cemetery, which is popular for many walkers, but which also does not allow dogs.

Jodi MacPhail

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