Boise employs off-leash dog program in effort to contain growing geese population at Ann Morrison Park
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Gaggles and gaggles of geese come to roam on the grounds of Ann Morrison Park every winter. Now, Boise officials hope a new program helps curb the large number of geese that often occupy the park in the colder months.
This season, in order to control a growing geese population at the popular Boise park, city leaders are allowing dog owners to let their dogs off-leash, hoping the canine presence may scare away the noticeable birds.
City leaders worry the number of geese at Ann Morrison damage the park's grasses and they're concerned about possible health concerns the geese pose for people and animals.
One dog owner doggies love the idea behind this new effort.
"At least it's a start to the solution," Jennifer Snyder said. "As long as the dogs are under the control of their owners and they're not aggressive types, it's great to turn them loose and play."
Through the end of February, dogs are only allowed off-leash in designated areas throughout the park. They are required to wear a current license.